Sunday, 13 March 2011

girls who draw - magic show

Girls Who Draw invite you to their Magic Show, an exhibition of new artwork created for Solihull Gallery.

04 April - 11 June

Magic Show brings together a diverse group of women illustrators from the West Midlands and beyond including London, Leeds, Norwich and Edinburgh. Exhibitors are Jane Anderson, Mina Braun, Helen Entwisle, Ruth Green, Kate Hindley, Mary Kilvert, Sarah Lippett, Beth Morrison, Sarah Ray, Karoline Rerrie and Daisy Whitehouse, a mix of recent graduates, emerging and experienced illustrators.

Each illustrator has interpreted the theme of magic in their own distinctive style and created new work especially for the gallery. They have used the opportunity to explore hidden talents and different abilities which they don’t often get the chance to showcase when producing two dimensional illustrations. The group has stitched, paper cut, painted, printed and conjured up an array of unusual artwork to fill the whole gallery interior ranging from small artists’ books to hand sewn characters and large scale installations.

Magic Show accompanies the latest publication from Girls Who Draw, a group of women illustrators who have collaborated on a series of limited edition postcard books and exhibitions.

Magic Show Private View in the G1 Gallery Thursday 7th April 6.15pm – 7.30pm

Solihull Central Library and Arts Complex
Homer Road


Illustration & Print Fair with ‘Live Drawing’ event at Solihull Central Library and Arts Complex Saturday 4th June 10am - 5pm
A chance to buy limited edition prints, books, handmade cards and other unique artwork from the exhibitors. They will also be running a ‘live drawing event’ where everyone is invited to come and participate in large scale drawing sessions throughout the day.


Illustrators Afternoon Tea in the G1 Gallery
Thursday 14th April 3.30pm – 8.00pm

Join the Magic Show exhibitors for tea & cake. Networking event with informal open portfolio reviews led by London based illustrator Mary Kilvert & local illustrator Sarah Ray, an opportunity for attendees to share their work with the group, get useful feedback & encouragement.

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