This year I will be doing fewer events. I have animals and want to stay home and paint. I find that all the travelling fragments my work so much. I also want to do some ‘professional development’, learning new skills. So, when I am out and about do come and see me. These are the events I have booked in so far.
An Exhibition of Bears with Seven Stories in Newcastle.
Sadly it will only be my paintings at this event as I have to stay home and paint, but Seven Stories have put together an amazing exhibition of bears. I have 4 pieces from Something About a Bear in the show along with some amazing artists.
The show will run from February 2017 to Feb 2018, and is sponsored by Quarto.
Included in the show is work by Chris Riddell, Axel Scheffler, Quentin Blake and three pieces from Tell Me a Dragon
As part of Hereford art week I will be painting in Blue Ginger on the afternoon of 8th Sept, and in the evening talking about working with two amazing and talented men, James Mayhew and Robert Macfarlane. Booking for the evening is essential so please contact Sue to secure your place. There is also a wonderful exhibition at the gallery, so do come if you can.
Solva Woollen Mill 28th Sept.
A celebration of Mrs Noah, The Ice Bear and The Snow leopard AND The Lost Words, a fantastic ‘pre-launch’ of the book. More info to follow, but save the date if you want to join us.
Foyles, Charring Cross, London 5th October
Launch of The Lost Words, with Robert Macfarlane. For more info and to by tickets click on link above. This is a ticketed event.
Robert will be doing his best to get a word in edgeways as we discus the wild world and the wilder child at Cheltenham Festival. This is a ticketed event.
Talking about the making of The lost Words, written by Robert Macfarlane, from seeds to publication. Illustrated. For more info and to buy tickets click on the link above.
Yellow Lighted Bookshop, Tetbury 9th October
Details to be confirmed
Oxford Natural History Museum 11th October
Very exited about this beautiful venue for a talk about The Lost Words. I will try not to wander off in search of polar bears and pygmy shrews. This is a ticketed event.
I was born in Birmingham, so am really looking forward to this event. I will be talking about The Lost Words, and Mrs Noah and the intoxicating magic of language.
There’s a real celebration of art at Newport House over three weeks, but the Winds of Change weekend is there to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the great hurricane, when many of our beautiful trees were felled by the wind’s hands. I will be talking with Tamsin Abbott about The Lost Words, and about her work and mine and how we walk in parallel and out at times. Love Tamsin’s beautiful work.
An exhibition of artwork from The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and me in the most wonderful gallery setting.
Also on show at this time will be an exhibition of the work of Quentin Blake, so, what better time to visit. For more click on the link above.
Edge of The World Bookshop, Penzance 23rd October
More info to follow
Waterstones Truro: 24th October
More info to come.
There was no way that I would miss out working with wonderful Chris, Jan and Davina in Number Seven Dulverton. I will be painting in the kitchen at Number Seven, talking to all comers and signing books. It’s a dangerous place, full of beautiful books and I’m going to try to find the time to paint a special piece to hang across the fireplace at Number Seven, but haven’t told Davina yet. Time is short. I need a charm.
Come and listen to me reading the incantations and spells that summon otter, acorn, willow and wren.
As part of the Museums at Night Robert Macfarlane and I will talk with Antonia Harrison, curator at Compton Verney about the journey of The Lost Words, from its conception as an amorphous idea in 2015 to the exhibition and launch of the book in 2017. The tickets also include access to The Lost Words exhibition and the ‘In Light’ projection following the talk. There will also be much signing of books.
Tickets for this are limited.
I will also have 5 books out in 2017, and there will be book launches, so keep an eye out for news.
Also, at some point I would love to spend a day in a bookshop reading all of East of the Sun, West of the Moon, from start to finish. So, if you fancy that, let me know.
Signed books can be ordered any time from Solva Woollen Mill. Dedications can be added once form is sent, via email. They ship anywhere and there is no extra charge for signing.