24th May – 24th June 2018
Picture Hooks is an organisation based in Edinburgh that provides opportunity and development for emerging picture book illustrators, helping them access the world of children’s publishing.
This mentoring scheme enables them to work closely with established and professional illustrators. They are carefully paired and during the course of a year, each illustrator studies the creative process of making a picture book, steps out of their comfort zone and finds new techniques and methods of working, with one to one guidance by their mentor.
This year the annual conference is taking place in Middlesbrough on the 19th May hosted by Central Library. Following on from this the Dorman museum will be exhibiting the work of the newly emerging children’s book illustrators and their mentors.
The exhibition will feature work by Hlin Davidsdottir mentored by Ross Collins, Anders Frang by Steve Anthony, Rachel Everitt by Debi Gliori, Hazel Dunn by Patrick Benson and Kirsti Beautyman by Helen Stephens.