After first bringing the whimsical woodland characters of textile artist Cat Rabbit to life over a year ago in a short animated film, artist Isobel Knowles has again collaborated with Rabbit to create a children’s book.

To celebrate the launch of Owl Know How, Outré Gallery is hosting a public reading and meet-and-greet this Saturday. Celebrated Melbourne songwriter Clare Bowditch will be popping in to read from the book and there will be limited merchandise for sale.

Owl Know How features Rabbit’s fuzzy felt creations shot in elaborate three-dimensional sets, creating magical locations and characters.

“Cat's beautiful creatures first came into my world when I animated them for her exhibition,” says Knowles. “Almost a year later, after a lot of activity, here we are with Owl Know How!”

Following a packed-out showing at No Vacancy Gallery’s Project Space in Fed Square earlier this month, this weekend’s event flings open the doors to little and big kids alike. Merchandise includes a limited edition print and handmade broaches, which will be available for sale on the day, ensuring everyone can take home a little bit of the story.

Owl Know How is out through Thames & Hudson and is available at all good bookstores.

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Owl Know How Launch
Outré Gallery 249 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Saturday April 14, 2pm–4pm