Oratia Team at the Gianni Rodari exhibition in Auckland

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The Illustrators for Gianni Rodari exhibition is now on in Auckland. 

The Oratia Books team joined a preview event on Friday night, 16 October, along with guests from the local Italian and publishing communities.

The Oratia crew with Lindsey Jones (third from right), Honorary Consul for Italy, Auckland. From left: Belinda Cooke (sales & marketing consultant), Frances Chan (editor), Peter Dowling (publisher), Alessandra Zecchini (media director), Lindsey Jones, Carolyn Lagahetau (editorial director), Ross Kinnaird (illustrator)

Brought together to mark the centenary of the birth of the great Italian children’s writer Gianni Rodari, the exhibition showcases illustrations from 21 leading artists who have illustrated his books.

Professor Bruno Ferraro (left) who also joined a presentation about Rodari the following Sunday, 18 October
A selection of the Rodari books on display from Edizione E/L, Italy

Then on Sunday morning (18 October) at 9.30 a.m., Nicoletta joined Professor Bruno Ferraro in a discussion about Rodari’s life and work, and the artists who have accompanied him. The session was moderated by Oratia’s publisher Peter Dowling.



Figure per Gianni Rodari – Illustrators for Gianni Rodari is organised internationally by: Fiera di Bologna, BCBF, Regione E-R, Regione E-R Cultura d’Europa, Einaudi Ragazzi, Vivere all’Italiana (MAECI).The Auckland edition is in collaboration with: Italian Embassy in New Zealand, Dante Alighieri Society Auckland, Festival Italiano Auckland, Oratia Books, NEWMARKET. Part of the Artweek Auckland 2020 Programme, the Italian Festival Season in Auckland and Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo (Italian Language Week in the World).  Follow the exhibition on Instagram
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