Exhibition: Imaginary Worlds

I’m delighted to have had two works selected for the Imaginary Worlds exhibition at Oriel Davies.

The exhibition includes illustration for children’s and adult’s books, artists’ books and graphic novels, video animations, large and small-scale drawings, print and painting.

October 2016 – February 2017

Here we encounter fables and folk law; tall tales of all kinds, including the unexpected; the light-hearted and playful: the dark and mysterious. These artists open doors to other worlds and other lives. They present people, places and creatures; invented and real; from the future and the past, and the here and now. Together, they offer a great celebration of the extraordinary power of the imagination.

The exhibition results from Oriel Davies’ Open Call to artists to enter illustration-related work based around the theme of ‘Imaginary Worlds’. The call had a great response, with 130 artists entering. The difficult task of selection was undertaken by panel, with Alex Boyd Jones, Curator and Amanda Farr, Director, Oriel Davies, together with Chris Glynn, Senior Lecturer Illustration, Cardiff Metropolitan University, who suggested the exhibition’s theme.