Illustrating through it all - Panel Discussion
Nell Frizzell, Matthew Hodson, Lilly Williams, Beth Duggleby
Part of Lullabies in Lockdown
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
Join us in the Gallery for a discussion on how illustrators translate their lived experience onto the page.
We're bringing some of the artists together from the Lullabies in Lockdown exhibition for a discussion about how they worked with their own experiences of becoming parents during the pandemic to create their illustration work. We'll be talking more broadly about the power of stories, as well as exploring what displaying illustration work within a gallery can offer to sharing these stories.
Hosted by Nell Frizzell
Nell Frizzell is the author of the Panic Years and a journalist for the Guardian, Elle, Grazia and Radio 4 and others.
Matthew Hodson is a writer, educator and illustrator from Leeds. Employing naive and expressive line work, bold compositions and playful graphic forms, Matthew aims to make work that feels immediate, irreverent and sincere. Growing up in the rural north of England, he is fascinated by natural phenomena, regional and seasonal distinctiveness and the mischief of untethered play.
Lilly Williams is an artist and maker based in Hull, working across media, with a central focus on comics and storytelling. Drawing is central to her practice, embracing wobbly lines, mistakes and spontaneity. Lilly is the author of Scaredy Cat Gets Pregnant, a collection of drawings and comics that explore her experience of becoming pregnant, giving birth and becoming a new parent during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Beth Duggleby is a lecturer, researcher, maker and illustrator. She is the curator of Lullabies in Lockdown and hopes that the project will offer up ongoing insights into how illustration can be used for positive social purpose.
This will be followed by a book signing and opportunity for exhibiting artists to mingle and chat with each other
£5 (including coffee + cake) + booking fee.
This event is funded by Leeds Inspired
This panel discussion is supported by a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter.
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
Family Friendly Facilities: Here at sunny bank mills we are family friendly and encourage children to experience and respond to the artwork but still respect the rules of the gallery such as no touching the artwork and respecting the space and each other.
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