Drawing Words

An exhibition curated by Lauren Child

Celebrating illustration as an art form for all ages

The Drawing Words exhibition brings together some of the most exciting children's book illustration to come out of the UK in recent years.

While Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear and Winnie the Pooh are universally recognised and demonstrate the rich history of children’s book illustration in the UK, Drawing Words looks to the future.

The ten illustrators showcased here have been selected for their distinctly personal and unique work, to offer a snapshot of the vibrant work being produced today.

Lauren Child talks about her thinking behind the exhibition. 

The exhibition is curated by award-winning artist, writer and Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, and designed by the innovative Etcetera Studio with graphic design by Regular Practice.

Meet the artists

Jill Calder
Laura Carlin
Rebecca Cobb
William Grill
Emily Hughes
Yasmeen Ismail
Neal Layton
David Mackintosh
Emily Rand
David Roberts

The free exhibition will be on show at the British Council in London from 1st October 2018.

British Council
10 Spring Gardens

Exhibition information and resources is available on the British Council Literature website.

Drawing Words can travel anywhere in the world, thanks to movable, scalable display panels and a wealth of digital resources available to download. Find out how to bring the exhibition to your venue.