‘Drawing Words’ Seven Stories Exhibition
This fantastic Drawing Words exhibition is on now at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books, and brings together some of the most exciting children’s book illustrations to come out of the UK! Reserve your places as this really will be a treat for youngsters and adults alike and it’s running until 13 November!
The Drawing Words exhibition brings together some of the most exciting children’s book illustration to come out of the UK in recent years.
While Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh are universally recognised and demonstrate the rich history of children’s book illustration in the UK, Drawing Words looks to the future.
The ten illustrators showcased here have been selected for their distinctly personal and unique work, to offer a snapshot of the vibrant work being produced today.
Featured illustrators include:
Jill Calder, Robert the Bruce (Birlinn)
Lauren Carlin, A World of Your Own (Phaidon)
Rebecca Cobb, Aunt Amelia (Macmillian Children’s Books)
William Grill, The Wolves of Currumpaw (Flying Eye Books)
Emily Hughes, Wild (Flying Eye Books)
Yasmeen Ismail, Time for Bed, Fred! (Bloomsbury)
Neal Layton, Emily Brown and the Thing (Hodder Children’s Books)
David Mackintosh, Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School (HarperCollins)
Emily Rand, A Dog Day (Tate Publishing)
David Roberts, Tinder (Hachette)
Lauren Child, Charlie and Lola, Mary Poppins (HarperCollins)
To sit alongside the exhibition, Seven Stories has also commissioned artist Hannah Fox to create an interactive playscape inspired by the work featured in the exhibition and designed to fuel children’s imaginations. The installation is reminiscent of a pop-up book, where children will enjoy moving from one page (or world) to the next whether that’s a tree house, out under the night sky or under the bed. Each space is carefully designed to spark imaginations and each one features creative drawing activities.
The exhibition is curated by award-winning artist, writer and Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, and designed by the innovative Etcetera Studio with graphic design by Regular Practice.