Jackie Morris at Gayton Library
Posted on: 12th January 2016
Artist in Residence at Gayton Library
Saturday 6 February | 2.30 – 4.30pm | Gayton Library
Have you seen our award winning library cards designed by internationally best-selling author, illustrator, photographer, and artist Jackie Morris?
Jackie has designed 12 beautiful illustrations for our library members to cherish and enjoy, we are releasing the final three designs for National Libraries Day and are delighted to announce that Jackie will be coming along to Chiswick Library as an artist in residence.
Witness the creation of an original piece of art in real time, view all 12 designs and if you are not already a member, sign up for free today and choose from the latest three bird designs!
Admission: Free, no tickets required! Just turn up and witness the magical talents of Jackie Morris live. Register your interest at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jackie-morris-artist-in-residence-at-gayton-library-tickets-20701105564
‘As someone who grew up in a home where there were few books, libraries were very important to me. Without free access to books of all kinds my life would have been very different. So, when I was asked to produce 12 designs for library cards I was delighted. The brief was wonderfully open.
I tried to group the cards into 4 sets of three. The first 6 feature books, then I moved on to owls as the next cards were inspired by on Harry Potter Book Night, but more importantly owls are seen to be wise. You will notice that all the owls have keys, this is because a library card is your 'key' to all of the books held by the public libraries.
The last three designs revolved around the work I am doing with Robert MacFarlane. In conversations we had talked about goldfinches, kingfisher is one of the lost words from the Oxford Junior Dictionary and Robert and I are doing a book together about these. The last was on request of Robert's daughter, who loves bright jays. The acorn, again one of the lost words.’
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
This is a free event, no tickets are required just turn up between 2.30 – 4.30pm, register your interest in this event through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jackie-morris-artist-in-residence-at-gayton-library-tickets-20701105564