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New Guest Blog - Summer in the Park with Marc Martin (+ print giveaway!)

7th November, 2011
Lucy Feagins
Monday 7th November 2011

Marc Martin illustrates some of his favourite Melbourne parks for his Guest Blog this week

This week we have another excellent local illustrator joining us on the Guest Blog - say hello to Marc Martin!

You may remember we covered Marc's gorgeous children's book 'The Curious Explorer's illustrated guide to Exotic Animals' earlier in the year.   Marc's work is often inspired by nature and wildlife, and he has a particular fascination with drawing birds.  For his Guest Blog this week he's decided to focus on some of his favourite parks around Melbourne - from the obvious choices to a few hidden gems, and even a favourite median strip for spontaneous picnicking on a summery day! (Is this a uniquely Melbourne phenomenon?)

Marc has created a brand new illustration for each of his posts with us this week, and has also kindly offered a fab giveaway of this work.  One reader will win a set of all 5 artworks from Marc's Guest Blog this week! Simply leave a comment on any of Marc's Guest Blog posts this week to be in the running to win! Prints are A4 Giclee prints, signed and numbered by the artist, and will also be for sale at Lamington Drive from the 24th of November.  So perfect for a small person's bedroom! (or big person, even).

AND LASTLY a plug for Marc's upcoming exhibition Silent Observer at Lamington Drive!   Marc has been kind enough to share his exhibition opening night (November 24th) with the launch of The Design Files 2012 CALENDAR!  Yes that's right!  PLEASE  pop Thursday November 24th in your diary to check out Marc's show and our brand new TDF Calendar...!  (More on that very soon!)

Silent Observer - new works by Marc Martin
Lamington Drive
15 - 25 Keele st

Exhibition opening Nov 24th - runs until Dec 24th

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