The exterior of Maitland Library

Walls that Talk

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About Walls that Talk

Walls that Talk is a place activation initiative that displays images on the front wall of Maitland Library for the whole community to enjoy and experience.​​​​​​

Current Exhibition

Creatures of Camouflage and Mimicry

Sami Bayly is a 27 year old author and illustrator who is based in East Maitland. She loves all things weird and wonderful and enjoys painting realistic flora and fauna. After studying a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle, she has gone on to publish five books, all with Lothian/Hachette Australia. The illustrations featured are from her latest book, ‘How We Came To Be: Creatures of Camouflage and Mimicry’, for the purpose of creating a children’s book that celebrates the interesting reasons behind an animals evolutionary adaptation.

She believes that it’s important to introduce the complex notion of evolution at an early age, and used her books as a fun, colourful and realistic way for kids across Australia (and the world) to enjoy. You'd be amazed by how these clever creatures use disguise and imitation to find food, send out warning signals and, most of all, avoid predators!

Previous Exhibition

View past exhibition images and information at the Maitland Libraries website.