Be whisked away to new worlds by emerging children’s book illustrators at Goldsmiths.
In its second year, this programme has fostered the individual styles of each artist through weeks of workshops and experimentation and has encouraged critical engagement with children’s books both in their artistic styles and in their uses as formative educational tools. The students have been given vast amounts of invaluable knowledge of the business of children’s publishing and this show will demonstrate the work of new children’s book illustrators ready to step into the industry. Digital techniques, traditional painting styles, printmaking and drawing are just some of the approaches on display and the individuality of each artist’s work will ensure an exciting, rich and diverse show, full of fresh, fun and unique styles to delight children and adults alike.
Come and be drawn into the worlds of dinosaurs, (Abigail Hookham), rabbits (Yu-Ting Teng), and the cleanest girl ever known (Desislava Georgeva). Get to know the polar bear who loves flowers (Huimei Hu), a familiar friendly little toad (Hannah Abbott), a hairless cat with an uncanny likeness to David Bowie (Phoebe Ross), and a very much hairier and messier one too (Eaza). Do you know how elephants got to have such long trunks (Vibha Surya), how a little girl came across a 1500 year old sword, (Al Parker) or even how to deal with the loss of something special (Cris Sara)? Come and find out how the cat who lived a million lives finally found love (Xinyu Zhao), how grandmothers can bring joy (Huiling Chen), and how an unlikely creepy crawly took an unhappy child on the most exciting adventure of their life (Rebecca Flitcroft).
This Book Belongs To…offers a rare chance to see work from one of the only specialist children’s book illustration programmes in the world. Take your time to read through each story, admire sketchbooks and prints: you may be looking at the work of the next breakout star.
To get an insight into the work of exhibiting artists and their development over the programme, follow @childrensillustrationgold on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/childrensillustrationgold/
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