We are delighted to be joined by artist, illustrator and printmaker Olivia Lomenech Gill, whose work has included the recent JK Rowling Book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse: Only Remembered’.
Inspired in Hull with Olivia Lomenech Gill: From Hull to Hogwarts
Friday 9 March | Kingsley Suite, Canham Turner | 18:30 (18:00 for refreshments)
Olivia will be talking to us about her journey from being a Drama student in the Gulbenkian to being a sought after artist who has brought the world of Harry Potter to life through her illustrations.
Join us and hear her voice for yourself.
After the talk there will be an ‘in conversation’ question and answer session with the audience.
‘There is a wildwood spirit about Olivia’s work. She seems to be in touch with an inventiveness that everyday life knocks out of most people, as we toil through adulthood. She knows it’s not easy to keep that spirit alive, and consequently there is a determined joy in her work, a playfulness with hidden gravity.
Animals and children are Olivia’s touchstones, all living creatures in fact, in their various landscapes. There are some imagined beasts too, but living ones triumph. Olivia calls herself ‘an untaught artist and accidental illustrator’. Perhaps that’s her secret. Her work speaks to everyone, unforced, and full of soul’.
Kathleen Jamie, poet.