The wonderful work of popular children’s author Nick Sharratt is celebrated at an exciting new exhibition in Knowsley beginning in the first week of February.
Nick’s work will be familiar to many parents and young people, either from the picture books he has authored and illustrated himself or the distinctive illustrations he has produced for writers such as Jacqueline Wilson and Jeremy Strong.
Now, you can see both Nick and his artwork in real life right here in Knowsley when the Pirates, Pants and Whellyphants exhibition opens in Kirkby Gallery on Saturday, February 4.
At the exhibition, you can discover how Nick became an illustrator and produced some of the most recognisable, children storybook artworks.
Take the opportunity to explore some of his books, participate in fun activities, and let your imagination and creativity run wild.
Nick Sharratt came to Kirkby Gallery on the open day of the exhibition and it proved to be a great success!
Around 1000 people came to meet Nick and be one of the first to see the wonderful exhibition in Kirkby.
Nick made time for every child and ensured he signed all of their favourite books.
The children had the chance to take part in some arty activities and enter some creative competitions which certainly encouraged their creativity.
Who knows…maybe some of the children from the day will grow up to be an illustrator just like Nick!
The exhibition is open from 4 February until 22 April 2017.
You can find Kirkby Gallery at Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way L32 8XY
Schools and family groups are welcome to come to the gallery, and make the most of the interactive activities and fun stuff there is to do. By visiting the gallery and exhibition, young people are able to work towards their Arts Award or their ‘Passport to Learning’ as part of the Children’s University.
Schools can book a visit by contacting Tina Ball on 0151 443 5617 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Sharratt was born in London and has had a love for drawing from an early age. After completing an art course in Manchester, Nick went on to study graphic design in London to improve his illustration skills.
Publisher’s recognised Nick’s talent and his career in illustration took off almost straight away. Nick drew for magazines to begin with, and then moved onto drawing for books and writing his own.
Nick soon decided to focus solely on children’s book and now, he has illustrated almost 250 books and written around 40.
Nick’s work has certainly been recognised and appreciated; he has won several awards and even a fellowship from Hereford College of Art.
Photos from the opening day