This competition is now closed. The winner will be contacted next Wednesday 25 November and announced on this page. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will the book pack be “personalised”?
From the genre selections chosen in the competition form, Thames & Hudson Australia staff will hand-select titles for the winner’s prize based on which genres interest them most. Please note, these genres are limited to books available on the Thames & Hudson Australia and distributed partner lists, which you can find on our website. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate requests for specific titles.
How many times can I enter?
Only one entry per person is permitted.
What dates will the competition be running?
The competition opens at 9am on Wednesday 14 October 2020 (AEST) and closes at 5pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020 (AEST).
When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be contacted before 5pm Wednesday 25 November 2020 (AEST). Their name will be posted, with their permission, to this page before 5pm Thursday 26 November 2020 (AEST) and remain live for two-weeks until Thursday 10 December 2020 (AEST).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: WIN a personalised book pack worth $2000 (theCompetition)
These are the Terms and Conditions (Terms) of entry for the Competition, conducted by Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd (Thames & Hudson Australia), whose registered office is at 11 Central Boulevard, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3027.
Please read these Terms carefully because you will be deemed to accept them if you enter the Competition.
1.1 This Competition opens on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 9am (AEST) and closes on Wednesday 19 November 2020 at 5pm AEST (the Competition Period).
2.1 The prize for the Competition is a pack of books hand-selected by Thames & Hudson Australia staff based on the interests selected by the prize winner as part of their entry to the value of $2000 (AUD) and a Thames & Hudson Australia tote bag (the Prize).
2.2 Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable (including for cash), and a winner may not request that all or any part of a Prize will not be substituted for other benefits or items at the request of winners.
2.3 If any element of the Prize becomes unavailable for any reason beyond the control of Thames & Hudson Australia, a similar prize of equal value will be awarded in place of the Prize.
2.4 A winner is responsible for any taxes for which they may be liable as a result of winning a Prize, as well as for any expenses (other than postage or other usual delivery charges) not specifically mentioned as being included in the Prize.
2.5 The stated value of the Prize is based on estimated or recommended retail prices (including GST) at the date of publication. Thames & Hudson Australia accepts no responsibility for any change in the value of the Prize between that date and the date on which the Prize is delivered to a winner.
How to Enter
3.1 Entrants must undergo the following steps to enter the Competition:
b) Answer the following question in 25 words or fewer: “Who is your favourite artist and why?”;
c) Answer the following question, “Which of the below genres are you the most interested in?”;
iii) Design & Interiors
iv) Gardens & Landscapes
ix) Puzzles and games
x) Memoir & Narrative Non-Fiction
d) Provide your full name and email address;
e) Choose whether to opt-in to receive the Thames & Hudson Australia e-newsletter; and
f) Accept the competition terms and conditions, confirming that they have read and understood these, that they are Australian residents and that they are over 16 years of age.
3.2 Entrants may not enter more than once and each entrant is only eligible to win one Prize and the following will be invalid:
a) entries received outside the Competition Period;
b) entries that do not comply with these terms and conditions;
c) entries that Thames & Hudson Australia, in its sole discretion, determines are fraudulent (including entries that misrepresent the eligibility of the entrant); and
d) (where a competition is conducted on a social media platform) multiple entries from a single individual using multiple accounts on the one social media platform.
3.3 Thames & Hudson Australia may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any entry that in its view is (or is potentially) objectionable, including (without limitation) any entry that is not reasonably comprehensible or infringes a third-party’s rights, or is defamatory, obscene, insulting, inflammatory or discriminatory; or is likely to damage its reputation or the reputation of any Affiliate or donor or sponsor of a Prize.
3.4 Entry is free (subject to any obligation stated as part of how to enter in relation to purchasing a Thames & Hudson Australia product) but entrants are responsible for any costs or charges they may incur in entering.
3.5 Notwithstanding anything else in these terms and conditions, the Competition is not open to:
any employee of Thames & Hudson Australia or of any parent company, subsidiary, agent or affiliate of Thames & Hudson Australia, including a company or organisation that has provided a Prize for a competition (together, Affiliates); or
members of the immediate families of employees of Thames & Hudson Australia and Affiliates.
3.6 Notwithstanding anything in clauses 3.2 or 3.3, the Competition is not open to anyone under 18 if the Prize is or includes any alcoholic beverage or product or any service or product that by law is unavailable or not open to people who are under that age.
4.1 Winner[s] will be selected on the basis of creativity in answering the question “who is your favourite artist and why?” from all correct, valid and eligible entries received.
4.2 All decisions concerning the winning entry will be final and binding on entrants in all respects, and no correspondence will be entered into.
4.3 Winners will be published on www.thamesandhudson.com.au within 7 days of judging the Competition. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winners during this time.
4.4 A Prize may be forfeited (with no substitute offered) and an alternative winner or winners selected in accordance with the winner selection procedure set out above if a winner:
a) cannot be located;
b) does not adequately respond to notification that they have won a Prize before 5pm Tuesday 24 November 2020;
c) does not accept an element of the Prize as arranged with Thames & Hudson Australia;
d) does not or cannot provide Thames & Hudson Australia with proof of identity and/or residence if requested by Thames & Hudson Australia to do so; or
e) does not comply with any other term or condition of the Competition.
4.5 Thames & Hudson Australia reserves the right, in its absolute discretion but subject to relevant State and/or Territory law, to cancel the Competition and not award a Prize if Thames & Hudson Australia is unable to proceed with the Competition (including any judging and/or draw) as a result of circumstances beyond its control including, without limitation, pandemic, vandalism, hacking, computer virus or bugs, server breakdown, acts of terrorism, acts of God, civil unrest, strikes and power failures.
Warranties, limitations, releases and consents
5.1 Entrants grant Thames & Hudson Australia and Affiliates an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide and transferable licence to publish their entry and name, including the right to sub-license these in association with the Competition.
5.2 Entrants promise that entries will be original and will not infringe any third-party rights (including copyright and trade marks) and will not breach any law or any obligation of confidentiality.
5.3 Winners may be photographed and/or filmed at any event associated with the delivery or handing over of a Prize, and entrants grant Thames & Hudson Australia and Affiliates the right to take and to publish such photographs and/or footage and to use an entrant’s name for promotional purposes without additional consent or any additional payment from Thames & Hudson Australia or any third party.
5.4 To the maximum extent permitted by law:
Thames & Hudson Australia takes no responsibility and makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, in relation to any Prize, including but not limited to warranties of reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose;
entrants waive any right to claim from Thames & Hudson Australia for any disappointment, costs, expenses, loss or damage suffered that arises out of or in connection with owning or using a Prize; and
all liability for any defects whatsoever in or relating to the Prize remains with the relevant supplier or manufacturer.
5.5 Thames & Hudson Australia and any Affiliate is not and will not be responsible for any late, illegible, lost, incomplete, postage due, misdirected or mutilated mail, or any electronic miscommunication or failure, of any kind, (or any other event outside the reasonable control of Thames & Hudson Australia or any Affiliate) which may limit or prevent an entrant from participating in the Competition and/or collecting, receiving or being notified of any Prize and/or which results in any damage to, delay of or loss of a Prize during or after delivery once it has left the possession of Thames & Hudson and/or an Affiliate.
6.1 As part of running the Competition and awarding and delivering a Prize, Thames & Hudson Australia may collect personal information of entrants, including name, email address, residential address, contact phone number/s, date of birth and gender (“Personal Information”).
6.2 Except as otherwise provided under clause 6, any Personal Information of entrants will be used by Thames & Hudson Australia:
a) for the purpose of conducting and promoting the Competition (including verifying eligibility, delivering a Prize and complying with any applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory law); but otherwise
6.3 Any request to access, update and/or correct Personal Information should be directed to Thames & Hudson Australia by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
7.1 Entrants agree:
a) to comply with all reasonable conditions of use of a Prize and any reasonable requirements of any person or organisation that supplies a Prize;
b) to conform to all applicable Australian laws and regulations; and
c) to conform to any relevant website terms and conditions (including any terms and conditions relating to the use of social media where a competition is run via a social media platform).
7.2 These Terms constitute the entire agreement between an entrant and Thames & Hudson Australia and supersedes and extinguishes any previous agreement, arrangement or understanding between them (whether written or oral) relating to the Competition or any other subject matter set out in these Terms.
7.3 These Terms are governed by the laws of Victoria and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.
Build up your architecture bookshelf with these tomes on beautiful buildings, houses and projects. Peer inside Sean Godsell: Houses, and the first projects of an architectural icon David Adjaye – Works. Read Australia Modern for your comprehensive visual guide to modernism in our country, and Concrete Houses to explore the lyric beauty, versatility and brute force of concrete as a building material.
Sean Godsell: Houses
The first survey of residential projects designed by award-winning Australian architect Sean Godsell.
Mix a drink from Max Allen’s Intoxicating, complete with cocktail recipes and a history lesson on Australia’s colourful and complex drinking history. Then, change the way you see our country in Landscapes Of Our Hearts.
In search of answers, Intoxicating takes us on a personal journey through Australia’s colourful and complex drinking history, glass in hand.
An epic exploration of our relationship with this country, Landscapes of Our Hearts offers the possibility that a renewed connection to the landscape and to each other could pave the way towards reconciliation.
“Mini Monographs are books to treasure, celebrating Australia’s most captivating artists and featuring a collection of their best loved works.”
FRANCES MORRIS – DIRECTOR, TATE MODERN
The Mini Monographs series is a celebration of Australia’s most spellbinding female artists, featuring a selection of their most renowned works. The artists and works are selected with series editor Natalie King, curator and Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Nell’s magical objects and bold graphic style meld art, music and spiritual practice to explore what it means to be alive.
Front cover: Lightning Bolt, 2013. Neon, 50x17cm. Edition of 5 + AP 2. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Photo: Jessica Maurer. Design: Evi-O.Studio & Rosie Whelan. Series editor: Natalie King.
EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE
At the time of her death in September 1996, Emily Kame Kngwarreye was recognised as one of Australia’s foremost artists. In 2019, the Tate Gallery in London purchased her work, making hers the first piece of Australian Indigenous art to enter their collection.
Front cover: Polixeni Papapetrou, Heart, 2016. Pigment ink print, 127.5 x 85 cm. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, and Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Berlin. Design: Evi-O.Studio & Rosie Whelan. Series editor: Natalie King.
DEL KATHRYN BARTON
Renowned for her vibrant, highly detailed works, Del Kathryn Barton is an acclaimed artist working across painting, drawing, film, textile and sculpture.
Written by Jo Witek | Illustrated by Christine Roussey
In My Heart is a vibrant celebration of feelings, in all their shapes and sizes, and a best-selling instalment of the Growing Hearts series, all lovingly written by Jo Witek and beautifully illustrated by Christine Roussey.
These tried and tested activities come highly recommended from our staff for keeping yourself busy. Bake some bread, play a game, convene with oracles or delve into some arts and crafts.
Complete your activities collection today.
How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough
By Roly Allen
How To Raise A Loaf is your go-to guide for making sourdough. Let bread-master Roly Allen run you through the key techniques of traditional baking, creating a living starter, and mastering a crusty loaf.
By Katya Tylevich. Illustrations by Mikkel Sommer Christensen.
Are you suffering from creative block? Struggling to make a difficult life decision? Art Oracles is here for you. Find out what Picasso, Pollock, Kahlo and other great artists would have done with this set of fifty oracle cards.
Like so many throughout the world, our team is working from home. Some of us are surrounded by plants, some by arts and crafts, all of us by books. We love seeing the ways people are making new workspaces at home and we wanted to share some of ours with you.
Michelle Brasington | Publicity Manager
Here is my workspace. I have a lot of light streaming in through the kitchen window in the mornings and it prompts me to get the dishes done before I start work!
This ode to plants reconnects me to nature making me feel relaxed and comforted. I am working my way through Erin’s recipes for teas and my favourite so far is the ‘daily multi’ which ispacked with nutritional goodies.
This is definitely an aspirational book for me! I find it fascinating how these bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting have found their home and fit so well in these stunning architecturally designed houses.
My co-worker, Charlie the whippet, is probably the most stylish part of my home! I love all dogs, but there’s a special place in my heart for whippets. She’s a good listener and never argues when I talk to her. All she wants is a pat and a dog biscuit!
Jackie Money | Marketing Manager
Firstly, these pictures of my house are entirely misleading, because I could never keep it so clean. Thank you to this content piece for making me tidy up. Secondly, welcome to my (working from) home.
My desk gets some lovely afternoon sunshine, making a great natural filter for video meetings. I keep that pile of work books on the chair next to me for easy reference, and art supplies at the ready for my lunch break.
When the sun gets a bit much, I can retreat to my bedroom where the bookshelves live. The books which don’t fit there have to live in piles stashed around the apartment. That doesn’t mean I love them any less than the bookshelf ones, but it does mean I have more books than I have proper places to put them.
Lately, I’ve been pouring over The Flower Expert by Fleur McHarg. The only flower I could identify before reading this book was a sunflower, and now I can tell you what a rose looks like. Maybe even a daisy. It has so many brilliant tips on arranging flowers, like what colours to put together and how much green stuff (ie. foliage) to use. If you’re a flower novice like me, or a master like Fleur, this book will bring you pure, colourful joy.
Lisa Schuurman | Editorial Assistant
Here is my work from home desk. I’ve retreated to my parents’ house on the Mornington Peninsula for some fresh air and space while self-isolating. Currently half my desk is my mum’s sewing area and the other half is taken up by my computer, books, flowers from the garden and quite often Pepper, my dog. She has a habit of sitting in my chair but most of the time she’s under the desk trying to nibble my toes.
I am one of those messy people who will tell you everything is organised, which is half true, but I definitely try to squish everything in wherever I can. The bookcase includes: some of my favourite THA books, a lot of YA from when I ran an online book club, a yellow duck, a fifteen-year-old lucky horse shoe with my name stamped into it, my favourite vinyl records, a small snow globe of a sheep from NZ and one of my favourite postcards that says ‘de wereld is mooier met jou’ which translates from Dutch to ‘the world is more beautiful with you’.
To match my slightly chaotic shelves, I am also a messy reader. I start multiple books and never finish them, don’t read for many months and then I’ll end up reading multiple books at a time. One book I haven’t put down is Portraits Destroyed by Julie Cotter. I started at THA just when we were beginning to work on the book but I never got a chance to read it until now. Julie Cotter has such great insight into the fascinating world of portraits and the role they play in history. You also can’t deny the power of a great pic section in bringing the words to life.
Classic bingo with a jungle twist! Play along with the blue Ulysses butterfly and the inedible tomato frog, along with many other exotic jungle creatures. Easy to play and simply delightful, for all animal-loving children and adults.
Jungle Bingo, illustrated by Caroline Selmes. Published by Laurence King Publishing.
Build Your Own Mars Colony is a pop-out assembly set, no scissors or glue necessary. Set up your own rockets, astronauts, robots and hover craft. Heck, name your space cat Major Tom and enjoy hours of extraterrestrial fun.
300 sea creatures are hiding on this game board – can you be the first to spot the clown fish or the killer whale? The rules are simple: take a creature token from the box and show it to the group. The first to spot the creature on the big board, wins the token. The one with the most tokens, wins!
All you need to know to become the ultimate superhero! Featuring 20 activities and a sticker sheet, this colourful activity book reveals superhero secrets like how to make yourself invisible, and handy tips from finding your superhero name to designing your costume.
The Superhero Handbook, text and illustrations by James Doyle and Jason Ford. Published by Laurence King Publishing.
This book is packed with more stickers you can shake a tail feather at (over 200!) and glorious activities to stick them on. Design a hoopoe’s crown, stick the right egg in its nest and play blackbird bingo in this beautifully designed sticker activity book.
Playful, vibrant and bold, Ken Done’s artwork is truly one-of-a-kind. In the Ken Done: Painting Australia series, Ken captures his love of the Australian landscape, from the joyful shout of Sydney and the Aussie Beach to the calm beauty of the Outback and Reef.
Scroll through some selections of Ken’s work below, carefully curated from each book and accompanied by his charming commentary.
Story by Jackie Money
“The world-famous musician James Morrison is an old friend. He once released an album of music inspired by a number of my paintings. In one song he gave a musical notation to the way I had placed my drawings of yachts in this work, The Wednesday Race. Who could ask for more?”
– Ken Done
“This work was one of a number I showed in my first exhibition in Paris. The picture of the sunbaker by the famous Australian photographer Max Dupain is one of our most revered images. I’ve made numerous paintings using the iconic form as a graphic device, always with reverence and respect.”
– Ken Done
“When I look at the Outback, I often think of Sidney Nolan. One of our most influential artists, I was lucky enough to meet and talk with him a couple of times. For me, he will always be the Kelly figure looking at the landscape.”
– Ken Done
“A jelly and a fish. Then a jellyfish. Lots of things you find in the sea. This painting, now in a big Japanese collection, is fun. Some images are tight, and some I’ve played games with. Being underwater should always be fun.”
As part of NGV’s Melbourne Art Book Fair, taking place from 13 – 15 March, this prize is a celebration of art book publishing and supports innovation in the field. We are honoured to have our books shortlisted in such an important initiative.
Read on for a glimpse into these stunning shortlisted books.
Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad | Book design: Stuart Geddes
The essential text on Australian modernism with rich archival imagery and expert essays on how modernism has shaped Australian society.
The Sydney Opera House under construction, 1974-75. Photograph: Michael Lewi.
Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 1921-25. Architect: The Office of Walter Burley Griffin and Peck & Kempter. Photograph: Walter Burley Griffin, 1939. Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria, H2009.21/73.
STEP INTO PARADISE
Jenny Kee AO and Linda Jackson AO | Book design: Daniel New
The compelling stories of iconic designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, creators of a bold and unashamedly Australian fashion identity.
Jenny and Linda wearing Linda’s Tutti Frutti and Love Letters outfits, cotton, Bondi, 1975. Photograph: Annie Noon, Linda Jackson archive, MAAS Collection.
Models Micki and Gerlindé wearing Jenny’s knitwear, cotton, with handpainted straw hats, Palm Beach, NSW, 1979. Photograph: Linda Jackson, Linda Jackson archive, MAAS collection.
HARRY SEIDLER’S UMBRELLA
Joe Rollo | Book design: Garry Emery
An incisive and personal collection of writings on
architecture and design, offering an exciting way of looking at the built
Hamer Hall: Melbourne VIC. Photograph: John Gollings