A new exhibition of UK children’s book illustration commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Waterstones UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child. The exhibition features 10 amazing illustrators from across the UK whose work pushes the boundaries of illustration in new and exciting ways and offers unique perspectives on the world around us. The 10 featured artists include Jill Calder, Laura Carlin, Rebecca Cobb, William Grill, Emily Hughes, Yasmeen Ismail, Neal Layton, David Mackintosh, Emily Rand and David Roberts. 

We celebrated this engaging art form that has the power to make stories immortal by running this exhibition from 29 February to 5 March 2020 at the British Council Colombo library along with various activities by Jill Calder one of the featured artists. Workshops which included interactive drawing, storytelling for children 5 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years, and an illustration masterclass for adults, art students and children’s book illustration enthusiasts were among the activities conducted.     

We hope to run this exhibition in our Kandy and Jaffna libraries later in the year. 

Here are some memories from our activities: