Jolie Galerie

Choose your own original drawing from a huge selection, starting at only $40!  Or enrol your child in a creative craft session in a uniquely French environment, during their term and school holidays!

All Alliance Française members enjoy an exclusive 10% off reduction.  


Jolie Galerie is dedicated to children’s book illustrations. The gallery currently presents artwork from 21 Australian and French artists. More than 200 original illustrations are available to buy ($40 - $4000), French and Australian children’s books, art brooches, ceramics and so much more. Jolie Galerie also offers creative sessions during regular school terms and School Holidays. This is an opportunity for little ones to produce their own pieces of art inspired by the gallery's walls.

All are welcome at Jolie Galerie, from students to children and adults, this space is one made to be shared, creating special moments together among the paintings, and the books and stories from which they are inspired from.

Come and discover :

  • The life of a gallery 
  • Why illustration is an art
  • The making of a children’s book and all of its actors: authors, illustrators, editors and readers
  • The life of an illustration before and after it is printed for a book
  • The diverse set of techniques used by the French and Australian artists presented at the Gallery


Creative Craft sessions run twice a week during regular school terms (Tuesdays and Thursdays / 3:30pm - 5:30pm) and during School Holidays creative sessions are held in the morning (9:00am - 12:00pm). 

Creative Craft Sessions include:

  • An introduction to Children's Book Illustrations 
  • Techniques of art, "make your own and take it home"
  • An immersion in the French environment with a chance to learn words and expressions
  • Morning/afternoon tea in the gallery's garden


"I am a French and proud mum of 3 boys and children’s books are a passion for me. In 2004, I created La Galerie Jeanne Robillard, located in Paris, a renowned French gallery that is dedicated to children’s book illustrations. During my 10 years at the gallery, I was devoted to the promotion and distribution of artwork from children’s books. I have created more than 50 travelling exhibitions of children’s book illustrations for cultural institutions such as libraries, schools, and book fairs, and over 30 on-site exhibitions, including on site and online sales of artwork. Today, I’m very happy to share this passion with the Australian community." -  Jeanne Chemla