Presented by Thames & Hudson
The millennium is turning 20. It’s time to grow up. But how do we decide who we want to be? Books can light the way. The illustrated book remains central as a form of expression – culturally, socially, creatively, aesthetically. A psychologist specialising in social perception, an independent magazine editor and an artist with a book obsession come together to discuss why illustrated books are far from extinction. Each panellist brings their unique perspective on how books work as objects of beauty, as artefacts, as the distillation of ideas and a world of possibility.
Thames & Hudson is Australia and New Zealand’s leading publisher of illustrated books. Books are art, galleries without walls. We believe that beautifully produced illustrated books are objects to inspire, create and keep. Thames & Hudson represents quality, beauty and value.
Kirsten Abbott is a publisher at Thames & Hudson.
Professor Nick Haslam is a widely published author and Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. He previously taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Beci Orpin is an internationally acclaimed, prolific illustrator, designer and artist. Her work is described as occupying a space between illustration, design and craft.
Beth Wilkinson is the founder, editor and creative director of Lindsay. She is also the director of creative studio Oak Park.