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  • Gulls by Laurie Campbell

    What It’s Like To Be a Bird

    Headquarters

Date:

03 August 2022 - 25 September 2022

Price:

Free entry

Time:

Wednesday - Sunday (10am - 5pm)

Venue:

Waterston House, SOC Headquarters

Catherine Rayner is an award-winning author and illustrator based in Edinburgh. She has written over 20 books for children, as well as illustrating other well-known authors. In 2021, she illustrated Tim Birkhead’s words for a book aimed at a young audience, What It’s Like to Be a Bird. The core of this exhibition relates to this project. As Catherine explains: “When I am working on a book, I often make large paintings of the subjects or characters in the story, because working exclusively within the size of a page can feel restrictive. In addition, knowing that this exhibition was in the diary opened the possibility that each page might exist outside of the book, extending into the exhibition space. Some of the paintings on show are the original illustrations from the book while others are inspired by the words of Tim Birkhead and my own new found fascination for the spellbinding world of birds”.

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