Shaun Tan art card - The Kingdom


Large square card, 140 x 140mm, blank inside, comes with a brown kraft envelope. Printed on luxurious FSC paper in Melbourne by the Nuovo Group, specialists in printing cards featuring work by Australian and international illustrators. 

Money from the sale of this card will support the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The art -

The kingdom (detail), acrylic and oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm, 2015. First published in Creature, Windy Hollow Books, 2022.

The artist -

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social and historical subjects through dream-like imagery, widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a film concept artist and won an Academy Award for the short animated film The Lost Thing. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people. He was also awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK.



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