Exhibitions and Festivals etc.

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.





Here Be Dragons 21st July-8th October Victoria Art Galley, Bath

Included in the show is work by Chris Riddell, Axel Scheffler, Quentin Blake and three pieces from Tell Me a Dragon


Blue ginger Gallery: Mrs Noah’s Pockets

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.


Cheltenham Festival: Sharing the stage with Robert Macfarlane.

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.


Crickhowell Lit Fest 7th Oct

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.

Birmingham Literature festival. 14th October, 3-4 pm

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.

The Winds of Change, Newport House 15th Oct 12-1pm

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.


Compton Verney- The Lost Words: 21st Oct-17th December

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.


Dulverton, Number Seven  27 October

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.


Compton Verney, Nights at the Museum.

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.












44 Responses to Exhibitions and Festivals etc.

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  2. Jill Lindley says:

    Hi, I am looking to buy a large print of the ‘Space between the Fox and the Hare’, can you tell me if one is available and from where?? Thanks so much,


  3. Peter Clark says:

    Hi Jackie,

    Do you have a list of works currently available as prints?


  4. Rebecca says:

    I’m organising a festival in Greenwich across May/June/July and wondered if you would be able to deliver a workshop? Could you please email me @ rebeccagediking@yahoo.com?


  5. Amanda Hanley says:

    Hi Jackie,

    Please could you tell me if you ever do any work shops if so when, where, the cost and what age range do you take ? We live in Burford Oxfordshire.
    Kind regards Amanda

    • Jackie says:

      I do all kinds of things to promote my books, Amanda, here and there and everywhere. But I don’t do specific workshops really. I am too busy writing and painting and reading. The best way to know when I am around the area is to keep an eye on this page.

  6. Jim Jebson says:

    Hi Jac
    Have you got your schedule for Cornwall in November please. We’re ther for some of November and it would be great to catch up with you.

  7. Rhian says:

    Hi Jackie, I am hoping to catch up with you at Dulverton? At last!

  8. Amy Brooks says:

    Hello Jackie,

    My children and I love your work and I have to read “The snow leopard” regularly to my son to get him off to sleep. Thank you for that, and my little girl has been introduced to dragons in a very beautiful way, unfortunately she wants me to paint an ice dragon on her wall now!

    I was hoping that you could tell me if you have any prints of Pegasus with the poem on for sale at all ?(from the Barefoot book of poems) It would be perfect for my little sister and is absolutely beautiful.

    Thank you

  9. Ffran May-Prigent says:

    Hello Jackie,
    Do you have any work currently being exhibited in Pembrokeshire ? I will home in Pembs next month and would like to see more of your work; last time we found a hare portrait in Milford Haven Docks. By the way, you have many fans here in Brittany.

  10. Hi Jackie
    I’m organising a literary festival in Carlisle , Borderlines in September(6 and 7). Will your new book be out by then? We would love to have you at the festival even without a new book, as all your books are fabulous! I have 2 indie bookshops in Cumbria- Bookends Carlisle and Keswick. I can send you further info on the festival by email if you would like to know more. Look forward to hearing from you, Regards, Gwenda

    • Jackie says:

      Would have loved to have come but I have to tie up my travel with lots of events and won’t be up that way then. Can I let you know when I am? I have worked with the Hedgehog bookshop in Penrith and LOVE the Lake District. Keep me in mind for next year as could build my travelling around you. Meanwhile my email address is jackie@jackiemorris.co.uk Email me!

  11. Helen Anthony says:

    Dear Jackie,
    We have not met as yet but I am a Facebook friend who lives in Glasgow. I come to St.David’s twice a year ( since 1977). I am a cat-lover par excellence! When you come to Edinburgh this Aug. -is it to the Book Festival? I am a very regular attender there & to other parts of the Festival. Can I assist you in any way with your arrangements to be in Edinburgh? I really DO mean ” any way” – as I admire your work & your wonderful communications on FB very much. With best wishes, Helen Anthony.

    • Jackie says:

      Hi Helen, Yes it is the festival. I’m doing two events but apparently am not supposed to talk about them in public yet until they are in the program.I’ll email you. And thanks.

  12. Nona Anon says:

    Looking forward to coming to see you at Holkham Hall. I have written a review of East of the Sun, West of the Moon at http://nonaanon.blogspot.co.uk/

  13. Ailsa Grant-Turton says:

    Dear Jackie
    We are tremendous fans if your beautiful books! We bought a hardback copy of ‘Tell me a Dragon’ for my daughter’s first birthday from Oriel y Parcel while on a brief holiday to Pembrokeshire (from Hampshire) last week. I told the lady at the info desk how much we loved your work and she told me she had seen you just minutes earlier and would see if she could find you for us. Sadly, you had just left as we hoped you might sign your book for our baby for posterity! Might you consider signing a book plate for us to stick in? I know it is a big ask so quite understand if not as I expect you get hundreds of such requests…
    Also, we would love to bring our children to see the artwork in your exhibition – will you be exhibiting it anywhere in England any time soon?
    Thanks so much for your time and thank you for your exquisite books, which have grout much magic for us.
    Very best wishes

    • Jackie says:

      The artwork for Tell Me a Dragon is being exhibited in Hornsey Library at the moment and then moving to Putney. Not sure where after that.
      My books are all available, signed, from Solva Woollen Mill. They have the new bear book coming in very soon and do tend to get advanced copies of the books. You can even get books dedicated if you fill in their form.
      I am really struggling with work at the moment. Too much keeping me away from my drawing board.

  14. Ailsa Grant-Turton says:

    Thanks so much for replying so quickly! I shall get straight onto the Solva website and look up some Christmas presents for the children, as there are still a couple we don’t have. The bear book sounds lovely. We will also try to get to Putney, it would be lovely to see the exhibition.
    Sorry to hear you are not getting time enough for your creative work and I hope soon you will get some more peace to write and paint.
    Thanks again!

    • Jackie says:

      Mt Cat book is out too. I am Cat. And Solva have the jigsaws. And lovely woollen things. Settling to work, but off to find bears soon in Britain. Cornwall to Dumfries.

      • Ailsa Grant-Turton says:

        Good luck with the bear quest. We have ‘I am Cat’ already and adore it but I didn’t know about the jigsaws! Already have a basketful online at Solva but will look again now… Always love nice Woolen things too.
        Best wishes

  15. Karin says:

    Hello Bears and what fun. I might cry at the pictures of you crying at the highland park

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  17. jane hall says:

    Hello Jackie

    We love your books here at Little Rascals at Snape Maltings. and we are very excited to have the jigsaw puzzles coming in soon. When they do, we plan to make a special display of your work, so I will send you a picture of that when it’s complete.

    Please will you let me know if you are ever visiting again, and whether you would be interested in doing a reading, or an event?

    Many thanks and best wishes,

    Jane and Diane

  18. Rebecca Edmunds says:

    Hello Jackie,
    I am an aspiring illustrator currently in my foundation year in University of South Wales. I have been a huge fan of your work for many years now and I was wondering if it might be possible for me to meet you as part of my final major project. It would be so amazing for me to just chat with an illustrator such as yourself and get to know the ins and outs of working in the industry!

    Please will you let me know if you would be interested at all, if not though, no worries!
    Many thanks,
    Becky x

    • Jackie says:

      Really sorry Rebecca but I am very busy and when not out working need to be home working. I will be doing some events in Swansea and am often in Cover To Cover in Mumbles so best thing to do would be keep an eye on events page. Also I am tired and jaded and fed up with publishing so not the best person to talk to. You need someone who is enthusiastic.

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  22. Alistair Rose says:

    Just read The Snow Leopard to our daughters, quite magical, thank you. It’s very special books like this that help fashion a child’s imagination

  23. You will love being in Ledbury library I’m sure 🙂 Can’t wait to see this exhibition.

  24. Catherine Preston says:

    Travelled all the way to Compton Verney for the Lost Words exhibition. Just so wonderful. The detail is amazing in all the art such as the bubbles of water made by the otters, the dandelion clock, the raven’s feather and on and on. Is it possible to get large or small prints of:
    The dandelion with the hare, the bramble with the bird, the starlings on the telegraph wire, the owl and the acorn?

  25. Jo Pearce says:

    Hi Jackie,

    I have recently been sharing your wonderful book, ‘Tell me a dragon’ with my Year 4 class. They have been so inspired by the story that they have made their own version. We’d love to send you a copy! Where can I send it to?

    Jo Pearce

  26. Santa says:

    Good Morning Jackie

    I ‘discovered’ you whilst staying in a cottage on a farm in Pembrokeshire several years ago and have been determined to use Tell Me A Dragon in my teaching ever since, as the beautiful illustrations are enchanting and the descriptive language is such high quality (we are always looking for high quality texts). I have now managed to gain permission and am currently planning the lessons for 60 x 5/6 year olds. Papier-mache eggs are drying in the kitchen as I write! I am so excited!
    When teaching children to write we explain that authors and illustrators ‘magpie’ ideas from a variety of places. We visited Caerphilly castle last week and I will ask the children if they think you may have been inspired by the dragons there!
    We also explain that authors plan their writing; they may draw a story board or map, write a draft and edit their work. I hope you don’t mind me asking, if you have any examples of story mapping, sketches etc that you would be happy for us to use in our teaching, we would be most grateful. I appreciate it may be too late for this year; however, I will be using it again this time next year and anticipate developing it into a whole term topic.
    Thank you in anticipation
    Santa Formoso

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