This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Take a journey to a special place where a bike can be made from anything. Yep, anything! Flour sack? Uh-huh. Bark? Sure thing. Milk pot? Definitely!

Award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and acclaimed street artist Van T Rudd read to you from their beautiful book, The Patchwork Bike, and take you through how they made it. Why did Van choose recycled cardboard for the pictures? What inspired Maxine to write her first children's book? Do either of them really own a patchwork bike? Find out at this session!

Rec. age 5+.

Free, bookings essential. Maximum 4 tickets per event per booking. Collect your pre-booked tickets for events at these venues from the information booth on Pier 4/5 on the day (all uncollected tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to each session).

Maxine Beneba Clarke (Australian)

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of over ten books for children and adults, including the critically acclaimed childhood memoir The Hate Race, the ABIA award-winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the Victorian Premier's Award winning poetry collection Carrying the World, the Boston Globe/Horn Prize and CBCA award-winning picture book The Patchwork Bike and her newly released picture book When We Say Black Lives Matter. In 2019, she was the inaugural Poet Laureate for The Saturday Paper.