THE FORGOTTEN WORKS OF PIXIE O’HARRIS
THE MANNING HOSPITAL COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS BY PIXIE AND OLAF HARRIS.
Pixie O’Harris (1903 – 1991) - the very name conjures up a world of childhood dreams. Fairies and pixies, children climbing trees, patting animals and playing at the beach, painted by Australian children’s book author and illustrator Pixie O’Harris MBE and her brother Olaf Harris in 1957 to brighten the lives of children in the Manning Hospital, have been brought to light and conserved for all to enjoy.
Explore the creative world of writing and illustration through the Create your own Fairytale Pixie Art Activity(PDF, 2MB)
Have some fun and use the Art Trail Activity(PDF, 2MB)
Image credit left to right: Goodnight in Nurseryland Pixie O'Harris 1957 oil on board. A Day at the Beach Pixie O'Harris 1957 oil on board. Children, fairy and elves around a pool Pixie O'Harris 1957, oil on board. Images Courtesy of Manning Hospital, photographs by Julie Slavin.