Clare McFadden
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Clare McFadden
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient, Designer


Clare McFadden is a designer, producer and facilitator of arts based programs for children and communities. She works in schools, kindergartens and cultural institutions across Australia. Clare has designed for theatre, film and music productions and her illustrations have been exhibited in group and solo shows, most recently, at the 2011 Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy. In 2010, Clare was the recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist’s Fellowship – enabling her to investigate international best practice methods of engaging children in the arts. Last year, she was a recipient of the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Fellowship. The Flying Orchestra is her first book. It was awarded the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia Crichton Award and was selected as one of the "50 Books You Can't Put Down" as part of the Australian Government's Get Reading Campaign. This year, "The Flying Orchestra" was adapted for the stage under the direction of Peter Wilson for QPAC's "Out of the Box Festival for Children".

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