Monday, December 10, 2012

Magical Kingdom of Illustrations

On Tirzah's birthday last week we visited Identity Art Gallery to see “The Magical Kingdom of Illustrations”, an exhibition of original artwork that celebrates the fantastic skills of twenty contemporary children's book illustrators. My photos do not do the artists justice, of course, but I wanted Amanda and others to see the range of work on exhibition. Here is a small sample:

Miffy on Moon by Dick Bruna

Miffy on a Bicycle by Dick Bruna

Alfie Gives a Hand by Shirley Hughes

Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child

Hello, Elmer, Where are you Going? By David McKee

Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

The Large Children by Jill Murphy

The Moor is the Most Beautiful Place by Inga Moor

Tweedledee and Tweedledum by John Vernon Lord

Three in a Bed by Jane Hissey

Max, King of the Wild Things by Maurice Sendak

Off to Bed by Maurice Sendak

Let the Rumpus Begin by Maurice Sendak

The Wild Things by Maurice Sendak

I guarantee that adults and children alike will enjoy this free exhibition, so take your whole family to see it this week before it's over!

"Magical Kingdom of Illustrations"
December 1 – 15, 2012
Identity Art Gallery
53 Tung St, Sheung Wan

The gallery is open every day from 10:30am – 7pm. If you fall in love with any of the illustrations, the sixty or so artworks are all available to purchase.


  1. What a fabulous collection of children's book illustrations - I was thrilled to see some of my favourite illustrators represented (Jill Murphy, Jane Hissey) I am so pleased you and Tirzah were able to enjoy the exhibition. There is a similar exhibition (all Australian illustrators though) coming to Maitland in the holidays and I can't wait to take the girls.
    Thanks for the photos Renee - I loved them :)

  2. So,Renee,do you have a favourite illustrator?