If you live in the TopEnd, don’t miss this unique opportunity to join Tennant Creek artist Dion Beasley and local author Johanna Bell as they launch their picture book Too Many Cheeky Dogs.
Sat Aug 24, 3 – 5pm at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House.
The making of Too Many Cheeky Dogs is a remarkable story involving Dion Beasley, the young Indigenous artist behind the much-loved T-shirt brand Cheeky Dogs, and first-time author Johanna Bell. Dion is profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy and Johanna’s writing career began with her crashing into the back of a taxi because she was so busy thinking of her first story – so it is an achievement that these two even got to work together. More than two years in the making, Too Many Cheeky Dogs overcame distance, disability and cross-cultural difference, inspiring many along the way. The book is testament to how much people can achieve when they’re supported to do the things they love.
Now this creative duo is in Darwin to launch their playful tale. Join them at Northern Territory Library and be inspired by the story behind the book, peruse local students’ stories and illustrations and watch Dion doing what he loves best – drawing cheeky camp dogs. This launch promises to be a fun and inspiring event for children and adults alike! For more details visit the Darwin Festival website.
And if you have children aged 6+ who love dogs, come to a dog drawing workshop with Dion Beasley and Johanna Bell on Friday August 23rd.