Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Opening of Illustration House - a great step forward for Illustration!

After many years of planning, the first public gallery in Britain dedicated to Illustration Artwork in all it's forms opened on July 2.

While in London earlier this year, we were privileged to be shown through the new home for Illustration House - still in renovation mode. Even then, we could see the potential for exciting programs with flexible exhibition and workshop spaces. The location of the 'house-like' building is in the fabulous central location of Granary Square near King's Cross Station.

 Their inaugural exhibition Inside Stories showcases the work of one of the UK's most important and best-loved illustrators - Quentin Blake, who says -
The House of Illustration is about to do something remarkable. Illustration has been one of the most distinctive strands in the history of British art and I'm delighted there will now be a dedicated space where everyone can view, discuss or learn about illustration; British and international; past, present and future.

We'd only wish we were able to get back to see this important exhibition!

More details at

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Elise Hurst at Fed Square Book Market

Join us to celebrate the release of Elise Hurst's new picture book"Imagine a City(published by Omnibus Books). 
Elise is famous for her moleskin sketch books which were an inspiration for this book. 
This is a chance to ask Elise about this style of working, watch her demonstrating and have a book personally signed. 
Imagine a train to take you away… Imagine a city and drops of rain. A world without edges where the wind takes you high where buses are fish and the fish fly the sky... We have signed copies of the book available.

Visit Books Illustrated's Facebook page to find out more. 


Sunday, July 6, 2014

ANZAC Exhibition opening - today at Books Illustrated

Wondering what to do today in Melbourne?
Join us at Books Illustrated for the opening of our ANZAC exhibition and meet illustrators Craig Smith and Mark Wilson. 

Sunday July 6, 12noon to 5pm  
Books Illustrated Showroom Open Day
ANZAC exhibition

To continue our ANZAC theme join us for our second open day at Books Illustrated! Meet and have a chat with Craig Smith, illustrator of I Was Only Nineteen and Mark Wilson, illustrator and author of My Mother's Eyesand illustrator of A Day to Remember, from 2pm to 4pm - discover and discuss their illustration approach and techniques.
Click above to watch the book trailer for I was Only Nineteen based on John Schumann's song, powerfully illustrated by Craig Smith.
Visit the Books Illustrated Facebook page for more information about this event.