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The Art of Brian Wildsmith - Illustration Exhibition and SCBWI Private View

Apr 19, 2024

The Cooper Gallery - Barnsley

World-renowned children's book author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith will be celebrated through two new exhibitions at The Cooper Gallery and Experience Barnsley Museum. Displays will be awash with the vibrant palette and limitless imagination which were so recognisable in Brian's beloved books, including his ABC, The Owl and the Woodpecker, Jungle Party, and many more. Come and see the exhibition with SCBWI!

Join fellow SCBWI members in visiting this exciting exhibition about Brian Wildsmith's life and work, on Friday the 19th of April, with a special talk by the Wildsmith Family!

1:30pm – meet at Cooper Gallery. Catch up, chatting whilst refreshments are served. Enjoy tea, coffee and cakes in the Sadler Room.

2:00 pm – Short introductory talk with the Wildsmith Family and Q&A

2:30pm – Move across to the Museum (5 minute walk). 

Exhibition Coming Home: The Life of Brian Wildsmith (a good introduction into Brian as a family man and illustrator – with the Wildsmiths)

3:15 - 3:30pm – Back to the Cooper Gallery for a tour of Art of Brian Wildsmith - Illustration exhibition

4:30pm – 5pm finish and possibly the refreshments topped up (tbc)

This is a free event. Please register at the top of the page if you plan to attend.

If you would also like to stay for an evening meal with the organisers, please inform Paul Morton at Paul can also provide details about logistics, and answer any questions.


Paul Morton
Author, Illustrator
Tita Berredo
Illustrator Coordinator
Natascha Biebow
Co-Regional Advisor
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