Illustration Design & Photography Resources

The Australian Comic Arts festival is a new, three-day celebration of comics, graphic novels, artists, authors, publishers, colourists, inkers, letterers and all things comics.

Each year, professionals from music, film, advertising, digital and the visual arts travel to Margaret River to share recent developments in their disciplines as well as emerging trends in a series of workshops and talks. Bringing together creatives from a wide range of areas, the four-day event encourages participants to look beyond their own specialisation and broaden their thinking.

Gertrude Contemporary offers a range of residency programs for visiting interstate and international artists, curators and writers for periods of between six weeks and three months. Participants in the residency program stay in Gertrude Contemporary’s residential studio, Studio 18 that is located on the top floor of Gertrude Contemporary’s gallery complex.

The Hill End Artists-in-Residence program has grown into one of Australia's most sought after residencies. The Residency Program allows contemporary Australian and international artists the chance to experience and respond to the historically charged landscape of Hill End. Applicants should provide a current CV, and writers should provide a copy of up to two manuscripts/publications/extracts.

The May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust provides annual Creative Time Residential Fellowships for Australian children's authors and illustrators in its studio apartments situated in Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra.

Children/Young Adult

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) consists of professional authors and illustrators interested in publishing in Australia and overseas. The SCBWI Australian email newsletter comes out quarterly and features the latest in market opportunities and industry advice. A wide range of publications available to members includes lists of book publishers, educational markets and agents. Seminars and regular networking events are held in most states, as well as large international conferences in Los Angeles, New York, Bologna and Sydney.

Children/Young Adult