Its easy to fall under the spell
of a picture book; to open the pages of a favourite and to feel its magic.
But what moves an artist to draw?
Is childrens book illustration really art?
How do we learn to read pictures?
Is there something distinctive about British book illustration?
Magic Pencil - Children's Book Illustration Today is a bewitching
display of original art that sets out to explore some of these questions.
Draw your own conclusions:
take a taster
enjoy an event
how artists create
read the book
of the display (and others
from the artists)
Send an e-postcard to a friend