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20 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018

London | Drawing For Europe exhibition


The Institut français in London hosts the pan-European initiative exhibition Drawing (For) Europe, featuring works by leading children's illustrators from across Europe. A special tour and talk will be held to celebrate Europe Day on May 9th.

Leading figures of children’s illustration, such as Axel Scheffler, Stephanie Blake, Claude K. Dubois and Patrick George give us their vision of Europe in this exhibition. This pan-European initiative, now led by the Pulse of Europe movement, was launched in 2017 by German publisher Moritz Verlag during the Frankfurt Book Fair, in order to demonstrate the kind of community, solidarity and cooperation that make the EU today. The original exhibition will be complemented by drawings by British artists, including Quentin Blake, Benji Davies and Bridget Strevens Marzo.

Join Axel Scheffler on Europe Day, on 9 May for a special tour of the exhibition, followed by a talk on European citizenship with Alexander Freiherr Knigge(Pulse of Europe), Kalypso Nicolaidis (Centre for International Studies, Oxford University) and Marianne Magnin (Europe Cordiale Circle).

Fri 20 Apr – Fri 11 May           | Exhibition
Free access during La Médiathèque opening hours

Wed 9 May            6pm           | Tour & Talk
Free but booking essential

Read more about the Drawing for Europe project in The Guardian

Image: One of Axel Scheffler’s two illustrations for the Drawings for Europe project. Photograph: Axel Scheffler