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Biennial Exhibition 2017 in collaboration with Half Moon Theatre, London

September 6th, 2017 – January 3rd, 2018

SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers)  are excited to announce that Pictures at Play, our new SCBWI Biennial illustrator exhibition,  will held be in the fabulous new gallery of the Half Moon Theatre, London (  We are delighted to welcome to this new venue former SCBWI speakers, the celebrated author-illustrators, Leigh Hodgkinson,
Tim Hopgood
and Pam Smy.

Pictures at Play is a juried exhibition of the best of children’s book illustration in SCBWI.
Work will be selected by judges from the children’s publishing industry and the Half Moon Theatre.

SCBWI members in the British Isles region are invited to submit sequential narrative illustrations for books or projects aimed at children and young people.

Get all the information you need to submit to your work to this exciting new exhibition HERE.

exhibition-2017-guestAbove: Illustration by Tim Hopgood; Middle: Illustration by Pam Smy; Right: Illustration by Leigh Hodgkinson.


Illustration Masterclasses for 2017

Check back the latest updates. Upcoming Illustration Masterclasses:

Illustrating in Black and White, Undiscovered Voices Illustration Competiton Preparation Masterclass with Anne-Marie Perks and Loretta Schauer6 May 2017. Please note different time for this Illustration Masterclass – 9 – 12:30.

Portfolio Intensive (Reviewers to be announce soon!) A chance to network with agents and professionals in the children’s book industry and receive valuable feedback on your portfolio. 10 June 2017

Art Directors Brief with David McDougall, art director Harper Collins Children's Books. In this masterclass we will be working with a brief supplied by David McDougall. There are two parts to this Illustration Masterclass, initial feedback given on submitted roughs and sample art, and feedback on artwork inclusive of applied feedback given earlier. 7 October 2017

Booking available soon!


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