Author Profile

Leigh Hobbs

Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, is best known for the children’s books that he writes and illustrates featuring his characters Old Tom. Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, The FREAKS in 4F, Mr Chicken and, most recently, Mr Badger.   Children’s books are only one aspect of Leigh’s art work.  He is also a painter, sculptor and has created ceramics and animated films. As well as art, Leigh has a passion for architecture, classical music and English history.  He is a regular visitor to London, his favourite city.

See Leigh at the 2016 Festival:

This event is SOLD OUT! In this in-depth, two and a half hour, hands on workshop, adults will have a chance to work with author, illustrator, artist and Australian Children’s Laureate 2016-17, Leigh Hobbs, to develop their picture book ideas. …

Location: Downstairs Studio