|You might reasonably expect this to be Major Mitchell.
It's not. It's General Sir Richard Bourke.
You have to look on the explorer door for
|Ah, there he is..
|It's a beautiful building inside and out.
|A peek into the reading room.
|Gorgeous stained glass
|Hairy Maclary was there to lead the way
|Our favourite cats
|and dogs show the way in
|The exhibition was originally shown in
Tauranga Art Gallery in 2011
|There's lots of great ways to get the kids involved
|You can find traces of Paris everywhere if you try
An illustration from My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes
|Lynley Dodd is a classically trained artist
|More ways to get the kids involved
|The first ever sketch of Hairy Maclary
Exhibitions like this are always fabulous to see the amount of work that goes into producing a children's picture book.
|The 11th (!) draft for Slinki Malinki Catflaps
There were two other exhibitions on this day, all very close, and easy to drift from one to another (all free).
|I caught the last day of this incredible photography exhibition
Pictures of Australian WWI soldiers taken by a French couple
|There's also a fascinating permanent collection
Until 15 March 2015
Monday - Wednesday, Friday 9-5
|Saturday Snapshot is a wonderful weekly meme now hosted by WestMetroMommy