CHILDREN'S book author and illustrator Jeannie Baker will bring her latest exhibition, Mirror, to Blacktown Arts Centre.
Like everything Baker does, the choice to hold the display in the western Sydney suburb was made with purpose.
"One of the things I'm most excited about in terms of Blacktown is the big Arabic community," she said.
The concept for her latest book and exhibit came after a trip to Morocco.
Baker said she was amazed by the humility of the people she met.
"I was a stranger over there and people who had nothing were so generous and kind," she said.
Her works have been carefully placed so the audience have the opportunity to experience the exhibition differently.
"With the exhibit, you either walk in and go left or right," she said.
"If you walk right it's a journey through Australia.
"At the end of the journey you come to a mirror and see your own reflection.
"And there are words in both English and Arabic [on the mirror].
"If you go the other direction you progress along a journey through Morocco."
Baker's job has seen her travel to different parts of the world.
Her 1998 book Where the Forest Meets the Sea is one of her most recognised works. It saw her collect several awards including the Australian Children's Book Council Picture Book of the Year award.
Details: November 24-February 2, opening hours Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, free, call 9839 6558 or www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.