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Thu 9th Aug
Take Five Illustrators
@ Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
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Take Five Illustrators: Alice Melvin, Cate James, Stephane Yyves Barroux, Sara Ogilvie, Bruce Ingman
A vibrant display showcasing the work of five artists who illustrate books for children.
Featuring some of the finest contemporary illustrations for children’s books from both emerging and internationally acclaimed artists, this exhibition is a must for the young, the young-at-heart and the would-be illustrator.
Bruce Ingman’s partnership with author Allan Ahlberg has yielded many successes including The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner. Alice Melvin and Sara Ogilvie were both recipients of the Book Trust Best New Illustrators Award 2011. Sara Ogilvie has re-interpreted some of the classics for the Folio Society and Cate James is well on the road to success with her series of Lollipop and Grandpa stories. Barroux introduces us to his home country in Mr Leon’s Paris, and anyone who loves dogs will not be able to resist My Dog Thinks I’m a Genius.
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 the monthly master classes held at the Scottish National Gallery.
Image © National Galleries of Scotland
An illustrator and designer based in Edinburgh. Inspired by her love of paper, print and decorative arts, her work also displays a fondness for animals, birds, pattern and text, along with the occasional teapot.
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An Illustrator, Printmaker and Hand Lettering artist based in Edinburgh, UK, whose lively, colourful work is full of charm.
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A French-born artist who grew up in North Africa and later moved to New York and Montreal, where he became well known for his children's illustrations and press cartoons. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Forbes Magazine, and he has published many children’s books. In 2005 he won the Enfantasie Award for "Uncle John and the Giant Cherry Tree". His distinctive work is produced through a mix of linocut, acrylic painting and lead pencil.
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Venue: Scottish National Gallery
→ Waverley 6 min walk