The Lynley Dodd Story


Out of the gate
and off for a walk
went Hairy Maclary
from Donaldson's Dairy.

The Lynley Dodd Story is an exhibition of original illustrations from the world-renowned author and illustrator of the Hairy Maclary and Friends™ book series.

Showcasing 55 original artworks, this family-friendly exhibition features favourite characters including Hairy Maclary, Slinky Malinki and Schnitzel von Krumm, as well as lesser known characters such as Sam Jam Balu (The Other Ark) and the Dudgeon (The Dudgeon is Coming).

The Lynley Dodd Story traces the evolution of Dodd’s work revealing the magic behind her process. See Dodd’s sketch books and how characters changed over the years, each crafted lovingly by hand.

Kids will love the activity zone. Enter the world of Hairy Maclary and Friends and have your photo taken in the 3D photo booth. There will be interactive games, art and craft activities and a book reading area.

Discover how Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike.

The Lynley Dodd Story
35 - 37 Castella Street, Lilydale
Sat 7 Sep – Sun 26 Jan 2020
10am - 4pm daily (excluding public holidays)

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Image: Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy p. 2 © Lynley Dodd, 1983.
Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Penguin Random House New Zealand.


10am - 4pm daily, excluding public holidays
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35 - 37 Castella Street, Lilydale, 3140

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