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The Resource A Double Shot of Happiness

A Double Shot of Happiness

Label
A Double Shot of Happiness
Title
A Double Shot of Happiness
Statement of responsibility
Judy Sharp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tim Sharp and his magnificent creation, Laser Beak Man, are now major names in the world of international art. But the journey to this point has been an extraordinary one. When Judy Sharp took her three-year-old son Tim to a paediatric specialist, he was diagnosed with autism so severe that she was told he would never be able to talk or learn to live in a normal household, and that he was incapable of love, even towards his own mother. The advice at the time was that he would be better off in an institution.Just over twenty years later, Tim's joyful artworks and drawings involving his superhero, Laser Beak Man, have been exhibited around the world. From the Powerhouse in Brisbane to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, some of the world's greatest galleries have showcased Tim and his amazing career. Laser Beak Man's appeal is so widespread it's gone on to inspire, among other things, an eight-part animated children's TV series and a Broadway play in New York.A Double Shot of Happiness (from the title of one of Tim's favourite artworks) is Judy's beautiful and heartfelt account of Tim's odyssey from that terrible diagnosis to his emergence as an acclaimed artist and a fulfilled, loving and loved young man. It's a story that has involved many hurdles, moments of despair and incredible hard work from Tim, Judy, his brother Sam and all those who have helped them, but that is ultimately moving, inspiring and triumphant
Summary
The inspirational story of how a boy diagnosed with severe autism went on to become one of Australia's best-known international artists and the creator of Laser Beak Man.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10640756
Cataloging source
SALS
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Sharp, Judy
Dewey number
  • 616.85882
  • 704.0874
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Autobiography
Target audience
adult
Label
A Double Shot of Happiness
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_128086
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925267358
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Double Shot of Happiness
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_128086
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925267358
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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