Artwork from an Arts Council England funded international illustration exchange across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK will be displayed in an exhibition with ROSL Arts at the Royal Over-Seas League in Mayfair, London it is announced today, Monday 12 March 2018.
Co-curated by Pop Up Projects and House of Illustration, the Pop Up Creators exhibition will run from 10 April – 20 May. It will feature the best work from a year-long collaboration between 150 talented young artists from 16 universities and colleges and 18 professional illustrators from the four countries, including Kate Greenaway winner William Grill and Beegu author Alexis Deacon.
The young artists, all under 26 and 80% of whom have English as a second language and/or are BAME, have worked under the guidance of their mentors to produce illustrated stories in a distinct ‘leporello’ (concertina) format. The stories have been published by four partners: Päike Ja Pilv in Estonia; kuš! in Latvia; Vilnius Academy of Arts Press in Lithuania; and Nobrow Press in the UK. The resulting collection will be launched alongside the exhibition to coincide with The London Book Fair 2018 Baltic Countries Market Focus.