A Gallery of Utopia

To get into the spirit of our Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing: From book to film exhibition, you’re invited to help us construct a fantastical Gallery of Utopia filled with Lost Thing-influenced artwork.

We want images of hand-drawn figures that you think belong in our online Utopia gallery, inspired by Shaun Tan’s picture book and short animation adaptation The Lost Thing. We’re looking for original work that features characters from your own imagination.

As a burst of initial inspiration, here’s an original sketch of the wondrous Utopia landscape.

Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing - Utopia Landscape

Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing – Utopia Landscape

This competition is open to all ages and Shaun Tan himself will select the winning submissions. Each winner will receive a lovely Shaun Tan pack including signed books, DVDs and goodies you won’t be able to get anywhere else!

For more information and details about how to enter, visit our website.

We’ll be updating our Flickr page with all the entries. Be sure to stay tuned to the ACMI Blog or official Facebook and Twitter pages for further announcements and updates.

Good Luck!

Submissions close Friday 17 January 2014 at 5pm (AEST).


Our Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing: From book to film exhibition runs from Tuesday 16 July 2013 – Sunday 19 January 2014. Open daily 10am-5pm. Free entry.

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