Pilgrims, Princesses and Beardy Old Men – to 27 July

Flowerfield Arts Centre are so delighted to present this exhibition of stunning original illustrations by award-winning Irish artist PJ Lynch, who, over the last three decades has illustrated books by some of the greatest writers for children. This exhibition will feature illustrations included in ‘The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey’, recognised as one of the world’s best-selling books (soon to be released as a movie), to classics such as Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ right up to the recently published ‘The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower’, as well as PJ’s charcoal drawings for ‘Once Upon A Place’, a new anthology of stories by top Irish writers compiled by Eoin Colfer.

Born in Belfast in 1962, he attended Brighton College of Art where he was taught by Raymond Briggs, creator of ‘The Snowman’. PJ was honoured to be Laureate na nÓg (Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature) between 2016 and 2018 and has won many awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions. Combining his original artwork with the power of story, this exhibition will enchant young and old alike. Our galleries will have Kids Art Corners with drawing and books available as well as accompanying engagement activities.

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