Auction for Bologna Stand

Last wednesday we had the great auction of originals and prints to collect funds for our group stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. More than K£1 was raised thanks to the great initiative of my friend Mel, who organised the event, and the determination and care of Pam, who as always made sure it was a smoothly run operation, and a small but very efficient group of helpers.

There were over 140 donated pieces and they were ALL snapped up. We came home with some beautiful new artwork by Becky, Jin and Emma.

Vic took home my toothy donation, Thank you everyone!

MA Children's Book Illustration/Degree Show at Foyles

 Early in the morning panels left the van and somehow made it up to the 3rd floor.

Then white paint was applied to old smudges in walls and plinths.

Work was set on the floor.

Pam and Martin curated the show by allocating spaces so our work complemented eachother. 
The show would look amazing!

Then we all helped each other to put our work up so it looked its best.

Set up took most of the day on friday. 
Great camaraderie sweetened the task for our group.

 But by early evening it was done.
All we needed now was visitors and their feedback.

This is what my bit of wall looked like.
 I was so lucky to be between Steve and Jin.

Emily's cake was a hit during and after our private view.

Lots of families of my colleagues were there on the last saturday and it was a pleasure to meet them. 

As we pulled it down we were all slightly, well, gutted. 
We do not want this to end. Next stop:  Cambridge.

Thanks for the photos Steve and Daisy!