UTS Library

Exhibition - The Magic Pudding: Celebrating 100 years of the Australian children's classic - September 2018

The Magic Pudding: Celebrating 100 years of the Australian children's classic 


On display

3 - 23 September, 2018
UTS Library Foyer - Level 2

Forum & opening event
Wednesday 5 September, 4:30 - 7:30pm
All are welcome, refreshments will be served.
Forum begins at 4:30pm. 

The Magic Pudding is an iconic Australian children’s story, written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay in 1918. Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) was an energetic and versatile artist who was a proficient oil painter, watercolourist, sculptor, illustrator, etcher and writer. Lindsay made significant contributions to both the Australian art societies and publishing industries. He was also the principle cartoonist at The Bulletin Magazine for over 50 years. 

The Magic Pudding is Norman Lindsay’s first and best known children’s book and its legacy continues. After 100 years the book has never been out of print and has been translated into many other languages, interpreted into musical and theatrical productions and an animated film. The exhibition will feature items from the UTS Library collection including monographs, journals, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, ephemera, and toys. 

UTS Library curates a series of exhibitions each year that showcase works from the collection as well as works produced by UTS students and staff. The Library is a point at which the entire University connects and these exhibitions create opportunities for cross-disciplinary encounters, encouraging the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research between academic groups and faculties.