Exhibition exploring pictorial storytelling

Annas himmel (2013) by Stian Hole, one of the illustrators in The picture book in new guises.

Annas himmel (2013) by Stian Hole, one of the illustrators in The picture book in new guises.

An interesting exhibition is going on at the Nordic Watercolour Museum in Skärhamn, Sweden. The picture book in new guises is the museum’s fourth exhibition under the theme of exploring the potential of pictorial storytelling. Original illustrations from books published in the past year by 12 young Nordic illustrators are exhibited.

The museum also presents the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

The museum also presents the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

As part of the pictorial storytelling theme, the museum has also chosen to present three ALMA laureates – Kitty Crowther, Shaun Tan and Isol. Among the exhibits are the original illustrations to Isol’s Tic Tac (text by Jorge Luján and illustrations by Isol).

The big draw. A large drawing party with a variety of open workshops led by artists, which will take place next week at the Nordic Watercolour Museum.

The big draw. A large drawing party with a variety of open workshops led by artists, which will take place next week at the Nordic Watercolour Museum.

The museum also presents an extensive program during the autumn. On Nov 8 there´s an open seminar and launch of the book A fanfare for the picture book (our transl. En fanfar för bilderboken), a tribute to the picture book as medium containing articles that examines and celebrates the picture book as a unique medium and an art form in itself. Among the speakers are researcher and ALMA jury member Ulla Rhedin and the 2010 ALMA laureate Kitty Crowther.

The exhibition is available until February 16, 2014.

 

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