Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Childrens Illustrators in Bath

SWILL & Friends: An Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustration
by South West Illustrators and leading guest illustrators

Bath Central Library
The Podium, Bath

19th-28th September 2008

www.swillustrators.co.uk www.swillustrators.blogspot.com

0117-9730022 (SWILL) 01225-394041 (Bath Library)

This September, Bath will be buzzing with children’s book authors and illustrators for the second Daily Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature 2008. Chill out with a visit to Bath Central Library for this fantastic exhibition of artwork from leading children’s book illustrators and get The Big Picture in this National Year of Reading. With work ranging from that of world-known Babette Cole, author/illustrator of beloved classics Princess Smartypants and Mummy Laid an Egg, to that of brand-new book illustrator, Paula Bowles, over 30 artists are represented in a colourfully diverse and diverting show. The illustrators featured are largely locally-based but internationally-employed. They are Grahame Baker Smith, Paula Bowles, Tim ‘Willy’ Bullock, Ivana Svabic Cannon, Michelle Cartlidge, Margaret Chamberlain, Babette Cole, Frances Cony, Steve Cox, Christina de la Mare, Kate Davies, Richard Deverell, Chris Fisher, Mary Hall, Penny Ives, Simon James, Peter Malone, Rodney Matthews, Jackie Morris, Jan Nesbitt, Graham Oakley, Tessa Norris, Anna Popescu, Katy Rhodes, John Sibbick, Sue Shields, Suzy-Jane Tanner, Alan Snow, Carol Tratt, Sarah Warburton, Nadine Wickenden. Original works, cards and prints are available to buy and you can meet the illustrators themselves during the exhibition.

For the latest gen on who and what’s on show visit SWILL’s blog www.swillustrators.blogspot.com or ring 0117 9730022.
Staged in association with The Daily Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature (www.bathkidslitfest.co.uk), National Year of Reading (www.yearofreading.org.uk) and The Big Picture (www.bigpicture.org.uk). We are delighted to receive sponsorship from Hodder Children’s Books, Orchard Books and Templar Publishing.

1 comment:

The Ginger Darlings said...

Just a note to say that I am also exhibiting at the moment in Pebbles Yard in St Davids during August.
Looking forward to coming back to Bath as I was at college in Corsham more years ago than I care to remember, and lived in Bath for about 10 years when I was at college. It was a good place to be young, but at the grand age of 32 I decided to move to a cottage by the sea, and have lived here ever since with a growing menagerie of children and cats and dogs.