Lorena Carrington is a photographic artist and book illustrator based in regional Victoria. She is published in Australia with Serenity Press and MidnightSun Publishing, and internationally with Kane Miller (US) and Wydawnictwo Tadam (Poland). She has also been commissioned for covers by publishers such as Transit Lounge, Swan River Press (Ireland), Eagle Books, and the Australian Fairy Tale Society.
She exhibits regularly in galleries including the Stephen McLaughlan Gallery in Melbourne, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery in Sydney and The Art Vault in Mildura.
She presents at literary and arts festivals around Australia, and visits schools and libraries to give talks and hold workshops on illustration, books and story.
Lorena established Pardalote Press with Sophie Masson, where they publish small surprising things.
She is the recipient of the 2020 Australian Fairy Tale Society award, for her “outstanding contribution to the field of Australian Fairy Tales” and a May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship for 2023.
List of Books
For book details and purchase links, head to my Books page.
Magical Tales of French Camelotwith Sophie Masson, published by Serenity Press; to be published early 2022.
The Gardener Son, The Golden Bird and Other Tales of Gentle Young Men with Kate Forsyth, published by Serenity Press; to be published early 2022.
South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century(co-editor and illustrator), published by The Australian Fairy Tale Society and Serenity Press; June 2021.
French Fairy Taleswith Sophie Masson, published by Serenity Press; November 2020.
Snow White Rose Red and Other Tales of Kind Young Womenwith Kate Forsyth, published by Serenity Press; 2020.
The Buried Moon and Other Tales of Bright Young Women with Kate Forsyth, published by Serenity Press; 2019.
Sightings with Jennifer Lehmann; 2019.
Wiser Than Evening (editor and illustrator), published by Serenity Press; 2018.
Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women with Kate Forsyth, published by Serenity Press; 2017.
I also exhibit my work in galleries around Australia. Here is a list of solo and small group shows.
2022: Conversing in Colour, with Kathy Landvogt and Margaret Landvogt
2021: Fairy Tales and Secret Gardens, Buda Historic Home, with Castlemaine State Festival
2020: Visualising Stories, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney (with Liz Anelli, Tannya Harricks, Bethany MacDonald and Aura Parker)
2019: Wiser Than Evening, The Art Vault, Mildura
2019: Flights of Fantasy, Bendigo Living Arts Space (with Ulrike Barbara Von Radichevich and Milton Long)
2015: Once Upon a Time, Blarney Books, Port Fairy
2015: Light/Dark, Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer, Castlemaine, (with James McArdle & Jane Sanderson)
2015: Ever After, The Art Vault, Mildura
2014/15: Work in Progress (untitled), Togs Place, Castlemaine
2014: Stepping from the Shadows: Brave Girls of Fairy Tales, Bendigo Library
2013: Fairytales, Healing Well, Castlemaine
2013: A Winter’s Tale, Apple Annie’s Café, Castlemaine (with James McArdle)
2013: In Camera Nostra, in association with Castlemaine State Festival (with James McArdle)
2013: Vessels, in association with Castlemaine State Festival (with four other artists)
2012: Second Nature, with James McArdle, Stephen McLachlan Gallery, Melbourne
2011: Fruiting Bodies, Apple Annie’s Café, Castlemaine (with James McArdle)
2011: Once I Went, in association with Castlemaine State Festival (with four other artists)
2010: Fragments of Time, Togs Café and Gallery, Castlemaine
2009: The Willow Pattern, Revisited, in association with Castlemaine State Festival (with four other artists)
2002: Luz, Horsham Regional Art Gallery
2001: Reflection and Refraction: Light as Subject in Photography La Trobe University Bendigo (Honours Presentation)