March 28, 2015

MA Children's Book Illustration Graduation Show 2015

Last month our MA Children's book Illustration course had an amazing graduation exhibition at the Candid Gallery in London.

I tried to look around and photograph everything over the course of several days, but there was an overwhelming amount of illustrations and dummy books on display by over sixty graduates, full-timers and part-timers.

Everyone has worked relentlessly throughout the course and in preparation for this exhibition. It was really exciting to see all the work in one place and finally get the chance to look through the dummy books. Some students went the extra mile and created handmade toys and sculptures of their characters or printed their designs on fabrics.

Below is a selection of the photographs I took at the exhibition. You can find a full list of graduates on this website (note: it gets updated with new graduates' work each year). Also, Ariane, one of the last year's graduates, has made a lovely blog post about the exhibition with photographs of everyone's work, so have a look at that as well.

The gallery: 

My display:

My sister's work:

Alina Surnaite

Maria S Costa

Laura Thompson

Lucy Freegard

Tereza Sediva

Claire Messer

Caroline Gray

Lauren Clemmet

Danni Gowdy

Megan Wall

Sherry Feng

Anna Chernyshova

Heloise Niamh O’Donoghue