11 March 2016 | Art

Giveaway – BIG kids art magazine


I have a giveaway – a children’s art magazine – to thank you for following my blog! BIG kids magazine is an original and creative magazine for kids. It values the art of kids and professional artists equally. It inspires kids to create, consider, wonder, imagine, read, write, play, dream …

BIG stands for bravery, imagination and generosity, and each issue asks different artists of different ages how they define these terms.


I have to admit I am extremely biased – I have been the copy editor for BIG ever since it launched in 2010. When the first pages fly in to me from Jo Pollitt in Perth and Lilly Blue in Sydney, I love seeing the different styles of art from adults and kids, the free-flowing words from Jo, the wide-ranging ideas from all parts of the world and Lilly’s evocative, meaningful art. Editing this magazine is a treat for the senses, even through my computer screen.


Issue 9’s theme is Collections. My favourite sections in this issue are Jo and Lilly’s collection of Big ideas, the storybook photographs by Eva Fernandez and the botanical portraits by fifteen year-old artist Zali Bartholomew. Looking at these pages makes me want to go on a nature walk, have a tea party and start collecting!


The tenth issue, a keepsake edition, will be available in December. You can follow BIG kids art magazine here.

I have three copies of issue 9 to give away. If you would like to win a copy of:

‘an art gallery you can hold in your hands, a printed publication of multidisciplinary creative portals to curiosity and imagination’

please leave a comment below by midnight, Sunday 13 March. I will draw three winners at random and then post the editions out. Good luck!

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Would love to be in the draw for this Karen. It looks great, I haven’t come across it before .

March 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

Karen Comer

You’re in, Emily!

March 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

Terri Dixon

Magazine looks fantastic Karen. Isn’t it great there are so many wonderful resources for kids these days. Congratulations on your involvement in such a quality publication. I’m sure my grandchildren would love to read it.


March 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Lyn Masters

Woop woop! Pick me! Pick me! Harper would love this : )

March 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm


This is brilliant! I’d love to use these magazines in my primary school art room. I think they would benefit both my students and myself! They are so beautiful! Well done on creating something so special! X

March 13, 2016 at 7:51 pm


Karen, what better editor for BIG, than you? You’ve been Brave in your pursuit for creative happiness, you have a bright Imagination, and you are oh so Generous with sharing your love of writing and literature. Inspiring blog. Thank you!

March 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm


BIG magazine – WOW . Makes us want to pick up some pencils and see what happens.

March 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

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