Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Take Five Illustrators - National Gallery Scotland

There is an exhibition of children's illustration at the The National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh from the 11th June − 30th October 2012. The display showcases the work of five artists who illustrate books for children, including; Alice Melvin, Cate James, Barroux, Bruce Ingman and Sara Ogilvie. Many of our students will remember Sara's visit to Preston a few years ago? Sara was recipient of the Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award in 2011.

Also in the exhibition is Bruce Ingman whose successful partnership with author Allan Ahlberg includes "The Pencil" and "The Runaway Dinner". Whilst Alice Melvin was also recipient of the Book Trust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011 for her work with Tate publishing such as "Counting Birds".

Barroux introduces his home country in "Mr Leon’s Paris". Whilst Cate James illustrates the Lollipop and Grandpa series written by Penelope Harper.
Three of the illustrators will be appearing at The Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer but you can meet all five of them in person at monthly master classes held at the Scottish National Gallery during the Summer.

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