MA Show website now live!

The Cambridge MA show website is now live. Check out the work of my very talented fellow students on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
You can see a selection of my illustrations on my page.

The show is open every day from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February 2018. All the details on the website. Come and say hi!

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MA exhibition show in London, 13th – 17th Feb 2018

It feels exciting but strange to be in the last stages of my MA. It’s been such an amazing exprience and a big part of my life for the last two and a half years.

My final course work has been handed in for assessment and now I’m preparing for my MA exhibition, which will take place at Candid Arts Trust Gallery, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ (near Angel tube station).

It will be open 10am to 6pm every day from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February.

I’m hoping to be there every day, please do come along if you’d like to see more of my work and that of the many talented people on my course.
It would be great to see you there – I don’t bite, honest…

#cbigradshow2018 #csa #cambridgeschoolofart #angliaruskin #aru #machildrensbookillustration

SCBWI UV finalists announced: I’m one of the winners!

Mr Badger is mortified with all the attention, but I am delighted to announce that my illustration Badger’s Study is one of the winning entries selected for the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices anthology 2018.

The Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators runs a competition to find the best unpublished and unagented writers and illustrators from their members.

The anthology is sent to industry contacts and all the winners get invited to a party where we meet publishers and agents and present our work.

You can buy a printed version of the anthology for £5.99 (excl VAT) or download a pdf for free here.

So put those slippers away Mr Badger and get your glad rags on – we’re off to a party.

PAUSE pop-up book

https://vimeo.com/sandyhorsley/pausepopupbysandyhorsley

My pop-up book P A U S E was put into (sort of) mass production as I had to prepare an additional three copies to take to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2017.

Re-creating the main chaos pop-up and the pylon pop-up three more times was certainly a challenge! But I got there in the end, phew 🙂

The brief was to propose, develop and execute a completed visual sequence for a children’s picture book as part of my MA studies.
I wanted to show through illustration, printmaking and pop-ups how our obsession with digital gadgets can mean we miss out on the beauty that’s all around us.

Switch off that phone and go out for a walk!