Sensitive Creatures: An Exhibition by Mandy Ord

22 September 2014

Acclaimed graphic novel illustrator Mandy Ord gives a guided tour of her exhibition Sensitive Creatures. It a chance to get up close and personal with one of Australia's leading graphic artists.

Mandy is a Melbourne-based cartoonist and illustrator who emerging from a painting background to discover alternative comics at art school. She has self-published her own comic books as well as contributed to a variety of comic anthologies and literary journals.

Her work has been described as full of life, honest, heartfelt and funny capable of working their way into your heart.

About Sensitive Creatures
Wonderfully off-beat, Mandy Ord's stories reveal with poetic power the intimate, mundane and extraordinary moments in everyday urban life.

From spammers who take over your email identity, to dealing with a dead rat, to putting out flames in a train station bin, to how to warm your feet in winter, the experiences and reflections of Mandy's one-eyed girl will put you in touch with what really matters.

What others say
'The small crises of daily life, the ink-cluttered streets, the pockets of joy and ugliness, and one big eyeball taking it all in. Just like the city she describes, Ord's lines converge with a strange and nervous beauty that criss crosses into itself. Honest, perceptive and captivating.' Shaun Tan

'Mandy Ord's stories revel in both the grotesquerie and the wonder of life - often simultaneously. Domestic warfare, dogs, extravagantly bearded men and bread rolls that resemble an arse are addressed with humour, tenderness and lots of wonderful, chunky black ink. Mandy's hugely likeable one-eyed narrator invites us to share her curiosity about her fellow humans, and to come away with our own sensitivities just a little bit closer to the surface.' Nicki Greenberg

'In Mandy Ord's comics you witness an artist using words and pictures as a mode of thinking.' Bernard Caleo

Sensitive Creatures Exhibition
When: Saturday 20 September to Sunday 19 October
Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury
Guided Tour of exhibition by Mandy Ord Wednesday 24 September, 11.00am – 11.30am
Bookings: 02 6023 8333