Extended Reading – Writing as a Visual Art
Exhibition: Extended Reading – Writing as a Visual Art
Monday April 23 – Sunday April 29
Mon – Fri 10am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun 12pm – 5pm
An exhibition of prints and works by Sam Winston, including his award-winning project with Oliver Jeffers, A Child of Books. Combining the rich landscapes of children’s literature with intricately detailed typographic art, this exhibition looks to celebrate the power of classic stories through letterform and the art of the book.
Operating at the intersections of where visual culture and literature meet, Winston’s art is concerned with language not only as a carrier of messages but also as a visual form in and of itself.
Sam Winston is a fine artist whose work has been featured in many special collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Tate Galleries in London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He works and lives in London.
We are delighted to feature one of Sam’s illustrations from A Child of Books (by Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers, Walker Books) on this year’s programme cover.
Artist’s Talk with Sam Wintson
April 29 @ 1:00 pm | Free
Award-winning artist and writer Sam Winston will be talking about his collaboration with Oliver Jeffers on their New York Times bestselling book A Child of Books. Winston will be discussing the joys and pitfalls of collaboration, how they found new approaches to storytelling and why writing is a visual art.
We are delighted to feature one of Sam’s illustrations from A Child of Books (by Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers, courtesy of Walker Books) on this year’s programme cover.
Age Recommendation: Aged 10 and above