Thalassa Park’s Storybook Walk | Aberfoyle Park

Thalassa Park’s Storybook Walk

The much-loved walk aims to celebrate and raise the profile of Australian writers and poets and their works, by bringing characters from some of the best-loved children’s books to life.

Every two years, three books are selected, and the community is asked to vote for their favourite, with council then putting out an expression of interest to artists, inviting them to create an artwork based on the winning storybook’s central character.

The Storybook Walk was created by the City of Onkaparinga in 2007 and funded in partnership with the Thalassa Parks and Gardens Trust.

View all the current sculptures HERE

Location:

Windebanks Rd, Aberfoyle Park

 


Updates:

June 2023 – Frog Finds a Place

The next children’s book to be brought to life at Storybook Walk, at Aberfoyle Park’s Thalassa Park, will be Frog Finds a Place—a charming and beautifully illustrated tale about respecting a friendship.

Frog Finds a Place, written by Sally Morgan and Ezekial Kwaymullina, illustrated by Dub Leffler, and published by Omnibus Books, follows the dream of an ambitious frog, who wants to fly to the moon and stars to make friends.

The book was chosen by students, families, and community members across 20 schools and centres across the City of Onkaparinga, after a council-run poll, which saw Frog Finds a Place secure more than half the 1000 votes. 

A sculpture immortalising the book will become the seventeenth permanent artwork to be installed at Storybook Walk. The artist brief to create a Frog Finds a Place-inspired work is now live, with the sculpture expected to be installed in early 2024, joining the likes of Grug, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Storm Boy and The Dirty Dinosaur.

Stay tuned for more news via the City of Onkaparinga Facebook page.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Onkaparinga website

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Image Source: City of Onkaparinga website, supplied by City of Onkaparinga

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