The Illustrators - An Exhibtion curated by Julia DOnaldosn

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The Illustrators: An exhibition of contemporary children's book illustration curated by Julia Donaldson

theparkgallery, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk
in collaboration with Artlink Central

12 March - 2 May 2011

Gillian Smith, Arts Development Officer said "As interest in the art of illustration for children has grown considerably in recent years the Park Gallery is delighted to collaborate with Artlink Central and invite Julia Donaldson to curate 'The Illustrators' - a unique and intimate exhibition of work by artists who have illustrated Julia's books.

The exhibition aims to highlight the diverse range of approaches to illustration and focuses on a number of artists who have worked with Julia over the years. Featuring original works (by, Axel Scheffler, amongst others) visitors will see examples of preparatory work - sketches, ideas and a unique display envelopes.

"I think my postman has a more interesting life than most,"aid Julia Donaldson, "because every time Axel writes to me he decorates the envelope, often involving the stamp in a witty way, like turning Prince William into a giant. Sometimes the postman has to search for my name and address, as when Axel wrote them on various bricks being played with by the Gruffalo's Child."

Kevin Harrison , Director of Artlink Central said, "This exhibition offers not only a diverse and rich spread of some of the most exciting children's art in the country, but also a personal insight into the processes and collaborations behind the work. We are hugely grateful to Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and other contributors, their agents and publishers who have all generously supported the ambitions of this project."

The exhibition includes some not yet published images from forthcoming books illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Sam McCullen, Pam Smy and even sketches and drawings for a new book by Julia Donaldson with illustrator Charlotte Voake.

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