Ailie Banks

Ailie Banks is an Illustrator living in the Blue Mountains of Australia.

She is passionate about using art to challenge social norms and create meaningful dialogue around living with mental illness and the realities of womanhood.

Ailie’s debut work, The Book of Bitch, published by Allen and Unwin, is an alphabetical tribute to the word ‘bitch’, sneered through clenched teeth at those who refuse to shrink in the face of oppression.

She will be in conversation with Bri Lee at Platform Gallery on the 23rd of August. Later that day, her light projections and illustrations will feature at the Festival’s Opening Party.