Yesterday I put up an exhibition at Pickled Pepper, Crouch End’s specialist children’s bookshop. I framed eleven of the screenprints I made for my first picturebook, The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, and they’ll stay on display all summer, until August 31st. It’s great to have a chance to show the artwork, especially in Pickled Pepper’s lovely event space.
The first week of the exhibition coincides with the Crouch End Festival (5th-14th June) so there are lots of other things to see and do if you visit then, including a Girl with the Parrot on her Head reading and craft workshop on Saturday 13th June.
The pictures are hand-made screenprints, and prints from the same editions (so almost the same as the framed/published prints) will be for sale. If you’d like to read more about the illustrations, I wrote a guest blog for Walker about making the book.
An update: now there’s a Girl with the Parrot on her Head window too!
My birds envelope, and C5 envelopes by a person or two that I know, will be part of the Mail Me Art Short & Sweet show in London this week (30th of July to 3rd of August). There’s a book of the project too (shown below), with some mighty strange post in – I like this one and this one today. Tis a very various thing, and the pricing is fairly arbitrary, but I do like a decorated envelope yessir.
Some people from my MA course (including ME), and also some Famous Children’s Illustrators, are having an exhibition of original postcard-sized art in Cambridge the week after next (5th-11th ofSeptember). The postcards will be sold to raise money for Teachers for Japan, a charity set up by teachers after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami to help children in Miyagi prefecture stay in school, and to rebuild damaged schools.
So if you are in or near Cambridge and innerested, go see. If innerested but in or near impossibly elsewhere, go see some of the postcards on the exhibition site. It’s all anonymous but maybe you can recognise my two. This most excellent poster is by Jemima Sharpe who is in my class – how good are those mice?