Prepare to be inspired and delighted as five of Australia’s most talented picture book artists take to the Big Backyard stage to create an illustration live. Hear how their artistic careers began and their favourite kinds of art to make as they draw, paint and sketch a brand-new work of art. Featuring Sami Bayly, Gus Gordon, Ronojoy Ghosh, Nicki Greenberg and Aura Parker. Rec 4+

Nicki Greenberg (Australian)

Nicki Greenberg

Nicki Greenberg is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her books include critically acclaimed adaptations of The Great Gatsby and Hamlet which won the CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 2011. Nicki has also written a wide variety of books for younger readers, including her most recent release Cats Do Not Like Birthdays. Nicki loves surprise twists, crafting stories in verse, and flinging ink about. In her past life she worked as a lawyer. She may or may not be a witch.