Liz AnelliNewcastle, NSW, AU
Liz grew up in England and has a long career illustrating children’s books, maps and magazines. She started drawing as a child around the same time as getting told off in school for daydreaming. Today she makes her pictures using collage and printmaking as well as paint and pencils. Her publishing commissions for children’s markets have ranged from picture storybooks to young adult narratives, projected ‘speed drawings’ and huge scale illustrated maps.
In 2012 she came to live in Australia. Her cricket–themed storybook, Howzat (Mike LeFroy) sees a new cityscape in paint, print and collage on every spread. Her latest picture books are Walker Books Nature Story Series Desert Lake (Pamela Freeman) and One Photo (Ross Watkins).
Awards & Fellowships
2015 Illustrators Australia Award – Highly Commended
2015 May Gibbs Literature Trust Fellowship (Adelaide)
2015 Howzat! Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year
2014 ASA Children's Picture Book Illustrators' Initiative
2014 View from the 32nd Floor CBCA Notable Book
Liz has been a key figure in the international Campaign for Drawing, facilitating successful international public drawing events for The Big Draw & British Council
Maps By Liz Anelli
I was asked to create this map for Newcastle City Council's tourism website http://www.visitnewcastle.com.au
I've added a few bits since then and turned it into an On-Foot travel guide with lots of things to find on your way.
This map is partly historical, partly anecdotal, mostly geographically accurate and made up from my explorations ( by bicycle) and persistent questioning of everyone I met with anything to do with the Port since moving to Newcastle 2 years ago.