Pictiúr is the exciting touring exhibition of 21 of Ireland’s leading children’s book illustrators which has taken Europe by storm! After a hugely successful run, the show returns to Dublin’s IMMA today and continues till 12 January 2014. Co-curated by IMMA’s Education and Community Department and Laureate na nÓg and Illustrators Ireland member, Niamh Sharkey, the exhibition comprises 42 art pieces, including illustrations from books written in English and Irish.
Oliver Jeffers, An orang-utan to knock down the milkman.., Stuck, HarpersCollins Children’s Books, 2011
Illustrators included are Lily Bernard, Alan Clarke, Michael Emberley, Tatiana Feeney, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Geoghegan, Olivia Golden, Chris Haughton, Paul Howard, Oliver Jeffers, Anita Jeram, Chris Judge, PJ Lynch, Oisin McGann, Mary Murphy, Donough O’Malley, Niamh Sharkey, Steve Simpson, Kevin Waldron, Olwyn Whelan, Andrew Whitson.
This is the final stage of this touring exhibition, which has previously been to Vienna, Bologna, Brussels, The Leuven Institute for Ireland, Belgium, Draíocht Arts Centre in Blanchardstown and the Babaró Children’s Festival in Galway.
Pictiúr – Exhibition of Children’s Illustrations
14 November 2013 – 12 January 2014
Location: Basement and It’s a .. café, Vaults in North Range
Family Book Clinic
Saturday 23 November | 12 – 3pm | Lunch Room
Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic! Parents and children of all ages are invited to drop in for informal chat with one of Children’s Books Ireland’s friendly panel of Book Doctors, who are ready to offer the best advice for the young readers in your family. This event is free and is drop-in.
Thursday 5 December | 6pm | Lecture Room
Panel Discussion on the place of illustration within visual art with artists and illustrators. Speakers include Felicity Clear (artist), P.J. Lynch (illustrator) and others. Booking is essential. Free tickets are available online, please book at www.imma.ie/talksandlecures
Something Beginning with P Poetry Reading
Sunday 15 December | 2pm | Johnston Room
Alan Clarke’s Illustration from Pictiúr, The giraffe who lived in a shoe, is featured in the O’Brien Press anthology, Something Beginning with P, edited by Seamus Cashman. To celebrate Pictiúr at IMMA, some of the poets featured in Something Beginning with P will do a poetry reading.
Pictiúr Family Day
Saturday 11 January | 11am – 3pm |please ask at Gallery Reception for locations
Family Day with Niamh Sharkey and other authors and artists. Join us to enjoy picture books and open up the wondrous world of literature and visual arts. This event is free and is drop-in.
For further information on the illustrators and events relating to Pictiúr, please visitwww.childrenslaureate.ie/picitur.