Tales from the Inner City: An Evening with Shaun Tan

Tales from the Inner City: An Evening with Shaun Tan

Join us at the Wesley Mission Theatre for an evening with world-renowned, Academy Award-winning creator Shaun Tan, at this exclusive Sydney event.

Shaun Tan will be in-conversation with artist Nick Stathopoulos about his latest book, Tales from the Inner City.

Tales from the Inner City is a collection of twenty-five thought-provoking illustrated short-stories, each featuring a different animal and exploring the relationship between humans and animals living together in urban environments. Can you ever escape the tiger? Is it true that bears have lawyers? Are there really crocodiles on the eighty-seventh floor?

“It’s about the relationship between humans and animals, or rather, how imaginary encounters with animals can reveal hidden things about human nature. The basic premise for each of the twenty-five stories in the collection was quite simple: think about an animal in a city. Why is it there? How does it make us feel?”

Shaun will also be signing books for his fans at the end of the evening. Please note that signing restrictions will apply (no more than 3 books per person or 5 per family).

Doors open from 6pm for a 6.30pm start.


$15 for adults

$6 for children under 16

$35 for book and ticket (Tales from the Inner City RRP $35)

* Tickets are non-refundable and available for purchase in-store or by phone: 02 9262 7996. No further discounts may apply to any ticket or ticket offer. For more information please see staff in store. 


Shaun-Tan-Red-Chair-CREDIT-MIKE-BAKERShaun Tan grew up in Perth, Western Australia and currently works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He began creating images for science fiction stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery.
The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia, The Arrival, Rules of Summer and The Singing Bones, have been enjoyed by readers of all ages, locally and internationally. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for Pixar and Blue Sky Studios, and won an Academy Award for the short film adaptation of The Lost Thing. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.



When: Friday, 12 October 2018
Where: Wesley Mission Theatre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney