Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Children's Book Illustration Exhibition: Getting Ready

Today John and I have been getting all the artwork together for my exhibition in Salford, which opens in July.

Many of the pieces I'm showing are the same as the Tameside show, so they are still in their mounts and just needed getting out of storage, but I wanted to update the show by adding pieces from two more recent books: Bears on the Stairs and Dragon's Dinner. I have substituted 4 images from each of these for older pieces (mainly from books like Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe and Open Wide, which sadly have now gone out of print).

I got John to dig around in my drawers (Ooo, Missus!) and find the relevant new spreads, then we gave them a once-over and he packaged them all up for me, ready for collection by a courier.

I don't generally exhibit my artwork, as the framing costs can be prohibitive, but the frames for this show have been provided by the original gallery in Tameside, so luckily that's one less thing to worry about.


June said...

Good luck with the preparations... so much work goes into an exhibition. I wish it was closer so that I could see it!

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you June. I'll take lots of piccies so you can see how it all comes together x

granny grimble said...

Ooooh! I can feel the excitement starting to build up! What a good thing that you have a new PA to help you prepare.

Bethany Hissong said...

I hope some of the local art teachers know about it so that they will tell (or bring!) their students to see it! Kids would just love to see your work in person!