Published: 18 January 2011 at 14:44
London exhibition could lead to book deals with major publishers
Anglia Ruskin University students are putting themselves in the shop window by taking over a central London bookstore next month.
The Gallery at Foyles’ flagship Charing Cross Road store will host the Graduation Show for Anglia Ruskin University’s MA Children’s Book Illustration students from 1-10 February.
The MA, which is marking its tenth anniversary this year, is rated as one of the most highly-regarded Children’s Book Illustration courses in the world and has recently been filmed for a Japanese TV series featuring innovative academic courses in different countries.
Professor Martin Salisbury, the Course Leader, said:
Last year’s graduation show caused a flurry of excitement with Nadia Shireen’s witty, postmodern picturebook, The Good Little Wolf, being particularly popular, leading to a major publishing deal with the Random House Group.
The exhibition will feature original artworks, picturebook dummies, preparatory sketches and storyboards. Following its exhibition in London, the work will be displayed at the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge from 2-10 March.For more information visit: www.cambridgeMAshow.com