The exhibition includes illustration for children’s and adult’s books, artists’ books and graphic novels, video animations, large and small-scale drawings, print and painting.
Here we encounter fables and folk law; tall tales of all kinds, including the unexpected; the light-hearted and playful: the dark and mysterious. These artists open doors to other worlds and other lives. They present people, places and creatures; invented and real; from the future and the past, and the here and now. Together, they offer a great celebration of the extraordinary power of the imagination.
The exhibition results from Oriel Davies’ Open Call to artists to enter illustration-related work based around the theme of ‘Imaginary Worlds’. The call had a great response, with 130 artists entering. The difficult task of selection was undertaken by panel, with Alex Boyd Jones, Curator and Amanda Farr, Director, Oriel Davies, together with Chris Glynn, Senior Lecturer Illustration, Cardiff Metropolitan University, who suggested the exhibition’s theme.
Many works are for sale – making this an ideal opportunity to buy a gift for someone special. Collectorplan is available.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Ulla Aatinen, Steve Appleton, Nicky Arscott, Will Baker, Thomas Bannon, Simon Banos, Olivia Bargman, David Begley, Genevieve Belgard, Mandy Bonnell, Benjamin Buckley, Gareth Bunting, Lucy Burns, Angela Darby, Alex Davies, Otto Dettmer, Amy Dover, Mark Eaglen, Eating Strawberries, Ben Faircloth, Jane Farrington, Chloë Feldman Emison, Bobbye Fermie, Wanda Garner, Sharon Hall Shipp, Amy Higgins, Mary Hill, Daria Hlazatova, Layla Holzer Lauren Housego, Ian Irvine, Wynne James, Seungjo Jeong, Marc Jones, Richard Levesley, Nicki McNaney, Jess Nash, Chloe Needham, Joseph Norman, Kim L Pace, Tallulah Pomeroy, Michael Powell, Karoline Rerrie, Francesca Ricci & Kiril Bozhinov, Lea Sautin, Peter Stevenson, Helen Stratford, Sam Treadaway, Melanie Uhlmann, Ian Whadcock, Carys Williams-Morgan, Susan Wilson