Opening reception at 3pm on March 31st.
10am - 5.30pm Mon - Sat
Come and join us to celebrate the launch of The Illustrators, at a Fancy Dress Tea Party on Saturday March 31st at 3pm with a special appearance by the Gruffalo himself!
This fantastic exhibition curated by author Julia Donaldson featuring over 50 original artworks by illustrators Axel Scheffler, Emily Gravett and Nick Sharratt, to name but a few! This is your chance to see The Gruffalo, Stickman and Zog as never before, alongside many other wonderful pieces created by the artists who have collaborated with Julia on her best-selling picturebooks over the past two decades. Come dressed-up as your favourite Julia Donaldson character to be in with the chance of winning a fantastic prize. Light refreshments will be provided.
Julia Donaldson isthe author of over 150 books for children. Besides writing best-selling books with Axel Scheffler including The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale and most recently Zog, she has collaborated with many other illustrators over the course of her career. Julia is also Patron of Artlink Central, a Scottish charity which puts artists, musicians and storytellers into schools, hospitals, prisons and community spaces to work with children and adults and help them develop their talent and creativity.
A complementary programme of family events will also run throughout April, including a double-bill screening of the award winning animated short films The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child animated short films (featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, and John Hurt) and puppet shows by master puppeteer Martin Cahill, bringing some of Julia Donaldson’s most popular titles to life.
The Illustrators exhibition is a partnership initiative between The Park Gallery, Falkirk Community Trust and Artlink Central.
*We are hugely grateful to Julia Donaldson and the other contributors - their agents and publishers who have all generously supported the ambitions of this project.