Pictiúr – Exhibition of Children’s Illustrations,IMMA,Kilmainham, Dublin.

In this interview Eoin Drinan joins Nessa O’Mahony,Project Manager at Laureate Na nÓg, for Pictiúr – Exhibition of Children’s Illustrations on location at The Irish Museum of Modern Art,Dublin,Ireland.

Nessa walks us through a selection of stunning pieces on display including works by Childrens Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey,Andrew Whitson,PJ Lynch,Oliver Jeffers and Tatiana Feeney.

Pictiúr, is the largest single exhibition of Irish children’s book illustration ever assembled.
Co-curated by IMMA’s Education and Community Department and Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey,this stunning exhibition features 42 pieces by 21 illustrators written in English and Irish with framing provided by Leszek Wolnik,The Copperhouse Gallery.

Alongside the artwork will be a selection of videos exploring the world and practice of many of the illustrators,
supplementary material such as sketchbooks and 3-dimensional works.

Pictiúr will be complimented by a family friendly reading area for those who want to enjoy the featured books.

Illustrators included are Lily Bernard, Alan Clarke, Michael Emberley, Tatiana Feeney, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Geoghegan,
Olivia Golden, Chris Haughton, Paul Howard, Oliver Jeffers, Anita Jeram, Chris Judge, PJ Lynch, Oisin McGann,
Mary Murphy, Donough O’Malley, Niamh Sharkey, Steve Simpson, Kevin Waldron, Olwyn Whelan and Andrew Whitson.

Pictiúr – Exhibition of Children’s Illustrations runs from 14th November 2013 – 12th January 2014
Location: Irish Museum of Modern Art,Dublin (Basement Vaults,North Range).

For further information on the illustrators and events relating to Pictiúr,

please visitwww.childrenslaureate.ie/picitur.

Correction:During this interview Nessa O’Mahony referred to the illustrations framed by “The Copperfire Gallery”,in fact it is The Copperhouse Gallery,Dublin.

Presented & Produced by Eoin Drinan.

(First Broadcast –28th November 2013).