Gabrielle Wang

Author and Illustrator

Gabrille Wang



 Blarney Books and Art  Port Fairy

January 20

11am -12  Kids Chinese painting workshop 

2pm – 3pm Adult Chinese painting workshop

January 21 

11am – 12

Let’s talk books and beasts

Writing and illustrating workshop for kids

For more information –



Perth Festival Writers Week 2018

February 24

An award-winning novel goes from the page to the stage.

In 2016, Barking Gecko Theatre Company began the fascinating process of crafting a stage adaptation of Gabrielle Wang’s novel A Ghost in My Suitcase.From the earliest stages, designer Zoe Atkinson has been involved, as the team has grappled with the challenge of transmuting Wang’s incredible words into a thrilling theatrical event. Atkinson will be joining Wang and Barking Gecko Artistic Director Matt Edgerton in this Perth Works session to discuss the journey so far.

This is a free event but bookings are essential.

A Ghost in My Suitcase

Perth Festival schools programme

Gabrielle Wang – Magic & Mystery in the Far East 

Venue: Rehearsal Room 1, State Theatre Centre
Time: 11.10am – 12pm
Audience: Upper Primary

Writers Week Schools Day

Gabrielle Wang takes you on a journey to China where the magical and mystical are not just things of the past, but something very real to be faced.



Mini art exhibition

I will be exhibiting 10 original illustrations as part of the monthly window exhibitions held at Di Mase architects in North Fitzroy. All works will be for sale.

March 6th -31st

342 St Georges Road North Fitzroy, Melbourne .



From July 19-27 I will be available for school bookings. If you would like me to visit your school please contact Speakers Ink –



 General Information

I conduct talks and writing and Chinese painting workshops for primary and secondary schools throughout Australia and internationally.

For speaking engagements contact

Booked Out

In Queensland Speakers Ink

In South Australia Carole Caroll Literary Booking Agency


I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful workshops you did with the girls. They were spot on in terms of content and variety and I know were an inspiration to all our aspiring writers and illustrators! Sharing so many of your own personal experiences really connected the writing process to the real world for the girls and they all thoroughly enjoyed your stories and hearing about where you get your inspiration and ideas from. Drawing Peng was also a huge favourite!

R. Cameron, Ascham School, Edgecliff, NSW

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our author visits by Gabrielle Wang. Gabrielle was just delightful with our students and I know they really enjoyed the sessions. Gabrielle even created a special session for our boys, focusing on their interests and it was just great. It was really lovely of her to do that.

– Wendy Logan, Ivanhoe Grammar, Victoria

Gabrielle has visited our school for the past three years and run her Chinese watercolour painting session with our year 7s. This complements the text that they study at this year level, Chinese Cinderella. Gabrielle is a true professional with a wonderful instructional manner. She incorporates her Chinese heritage into the workshops beautifully and has the students spellbound. The lovely thing about her sessions is that being able to produce a credible Chinese watercolour at the end of the session is well within the grasp of every student.

– Jenny Doubleday, Luther College, Croydon Hills, Victoria

Testimonials from students

Your talk at the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival today was really inspirational for me. I really liked how you incorporated so many elements from your childhood and vibrant personality into your books.

Going to your talk was so exciting-you gave me so much to think about; and you’ve encouraged me to keep writing even though I was on the verge of giving up. You also encouraged me to keep trying in art and just drawing and doodling. Thank you!!

I loved the story behind Little Paradise; it was so sweet and reminded me of all the fairy tales I used to read. I also really loved the story of Pearl of Tiger Bay-the supposed witch in the house and exploring. I could imagine mansion and two children hiding behind the tree.

You are one of the most inspirational, kind and funny authors and illustrators I’ve met at the various Literary Festivals Abbotsleigh has held. Thank you so, so much for coming and sharing your stories, thoughts and giving me an insight to your wonderful imagination!!