AHSS Lunchtime Research Seminar - Children's Picturebooks:, Research, Practice, Research through practice with Prof. Martin Salisbury and Beatriz Lostalé Seijo

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20 January 2021, 12:30

Children's Picturebooks:, Research, Practice, Research through practice

The practice of picturebook-making has evolved rapidly in recent years and the MA Children’s Book Illustration programme at Cambridge School of Art has played a leading role in its development. Picturebooks by its graduates are published globally in huge numbers in multiple languages, impacting significantly on the children’s publishing industry. It is something of an anomaly that academic research into the art of the picturebook has been almost exclusively led by the fields of Literature and Education. This presentation looks at the practice-based research that has been and is currently being conducted at the Centre for Children’s Book Studies by practitioner-scholars over the last decade, examining aspects of the practice of visual storytelling.

Beatriz Lostalé is a Spanish illustrator and printmaker. She graduated with a MA in Children’s Book Illustration in 2017, winning the V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award with her final project. In 2019, she began a practice-based PhD at Anglia Ruskin University, with a focus on non-fiction children’s books.

Prof. Martin Salisbury studied Illustration at art school in the 1970s and worked as an illustrator for many years prior to and then alongside his work as an educator. He designed the MA Children’s Book Illustration course at ARU in 2001 (link to 2020 MA show)  and led it until 2018. He now combines teaching with writing internationally published books on the practice and theory of illustration.

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Illustrated artwork outlining elements of speech.

Event contact: jorg.fachner@aru.ac.uk

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