The Very Hungry Caterpillar visits Noosa Regional Gallery
  • Saturday 07 July 2012

Sunshine Coast Council invites residents and visitors to explore a spectacular quilted rendition of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Noosa Regional Gallery until 12 August 2012.

Inspired by one of the world’s most recognised children’s books, Bundaberg textile artist Karen Walden recreates this lovable tale of metamorphosis as a fusion of craft and literature. To create the ten colourful fabric ‘pages’, Ms Walden used a mixture of hand dyed fabrics, machine appliqué, paints and pencils. Each page is recreated in exact detail, with all 225 words stitched alongside the much-loved illustrations as the caterpillar eats his way to becoming a butterfly.

This exhibition travels with a dedicated ‘comfy’ storytelling area, complete with a mini-library of classic children’s books from author Eric Carle plus beautifully illustrated text that detail the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Very Hungry Caterpillar puppets are also supplied for gallery staff, teachers and local storytellers to further enrich children’s experiences of the exhibition and the books.

Artslink Queensland’s Exhibition Touring Program Director, Lisa Beilby said as one of our most cherished books for children, The Very Hungry Caterpillar exhibition will capture the imagination and hearts of both the young and old.

"With pages larger than life, The Very Hungry Caterpillar invites viewers to walk through the book, allowing them to become entwined and enchanted with this world-renowned children’s tale," she said.

"By adding the mini-storytelling centre, we further the enjoyment of the show for all the knowledge-hungry little visitors as well."

In celebration of the National Year of Reading, come and read your favourite childhood stories or join one of our storytelling sessions in conjunction with the exhibition, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Thursday 2 August: 10.30am to 11.30am

Saturday 4 August: 10.30am to 11.30am
Thursday 9 August: 10.30am to 11.30am

Sunday 12 August: 10.30am to 11.30am

Sunday 12 August: 1pm to 2pm

Noosa Regional Gallery is open free to the public, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. For further information please call 5449 5340.

Artslink Queensland’s Exhibition Touring Program brings quality visual arts experiences into regional and remote areas and supports regional Queensland artists and communities in celebrating their creativity and diversity. Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Copyright © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle. All rights reserved.