Children’s book illustration exhibition at the British Council

Culture Desk

The British Council Cultural Centre is bringing ‘Drawing Words’, the exhibition of children’s book illustration commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Waterstones UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child. The exhibition will be held at Dhaka and Chittagong or the young readers to explore a new world of joyful illustrations. The exhibition will open at the British Council (Fuller Road office) on June 28 and will continue till July 11. In Cox’s Bazaar, there will be a two days exhibition at the District Government Public Library on 29 and 30 June.
Drawing Words exhibition features ten illustrators from across the UK whose work makes an important and original contribution to contemporary British picture book illustration. Some of the artists are established who are developing their practice, and others are the beginning of their careers, pushing at the boundaries of the art form in new and ex-citing ways. The Cultural Centre brings “Wild”, illustrated by Emily Hughes for the exhibition. Emily herself will be inaugurating the exhibition on June 28. During her stay, she will have interactive sessions with students in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazaar as well.
Emily has shared her views on how her illustrations take shape. She shared, “The drawing sometimes a question or unfinished idea that dawns it. When this drawing has an urge to reveal itself as something wider, it becomes independent of the drawer. The words come after, only to explain when the drawing alone cannot.