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Newbridge Art Trail

9th and 10th May around the Newbridge area, Bath.

Drawing by Penny Ives "Linda" in charcoal. 
Copyright 2015


New books for Children in Cambodia

Last year, long time past member of SwIllustrators Suzy-Jane Tanner travelled to Cambodia with Viking in preparation for illustrating Karine Hagen's book Finse Explores Indochina. She was especially moved by a visit to the Viking sponsored village school near Chong Koh and the HVTO school in Siem Reap, where she met some of the children, all of whom are learning English.
On her return to the UK, Suzy contacted people she knew who wrote and illustrated children's books and has since collected more than 600 beautiful, brand-new books for children of all ages, particularly picture books. Some of the books are even signed by the author/illustrator with an encouraging message for the children.
Current members of Swillustrators were pleased to support Suzy-Jane and donated new books to her project. All the books are now on their way to Cambodia.


Year of the Bus sculpture trails

The Year of the Bus sculpture trails organised by Wild in Art, Transport for London and the London Transport Museum to celebrate 60 years of the Routemaster bus, have entertained thousands of 'bus spotters' in the capital over the winter months.

There are a few days left to enjoy following the 4 trails around different parts of London, before they leave the streets on 11th January . All 60 will then be on display together at the Queen Elizabeth Park on the 24th / 25th January in a weekend of fun activities.

The sculptures will be auctioned on 3rd February, with proceeds supporting the charities Kids Aid, Transaid and the London Transport Museum. Bidding has started online at

SWillustrator Jane Veveris Callan created the 'brollybus' design for the River Trail, which is situated opposite Tate Modern by the Millennium Bridge on the Southbank. It was inspired by the iconic London Transport posters of the past that feature umbrellas.


Christmas Picture Tree Exhibition

Christmas Picture Tree – an exhibition by South West Illustrators

Venue: Gallery 44AD, Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN
Dates: Tue 2 - Sun 7 December
Opening times: Tue & Wed 10am-7pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm.

Following the success of their exhibition earlier this year at Gallery 44AD, South West Illustrators have put together another wonderful show. ‘Christmas Picture Tree’ presents the work of eleven illustrators, artists and printmakers who all live and work in the West Country.

It’s a great opportunity to buy something special for Christmas. Original artwork and signed giclĂ©e prints, picture books, artists’ Christmas cards and decorations will be on sale.

Artists participating are: Jane Veveris Callan, Ivana Svabic Cannon, Kate Davies, Richard Deverell, Mary Hall, Penny Ives, Scott Joyce, Lisa Kelly, Jan Nesbitt, Anna Popescu and Nadine Wickenden.

For further information, see www.swillustrators.co.uk.


Cirencester Hare Festival

Swillustrators Nadine Wickenden, Anthony Hitchcock and Jane Veveris Callan will see their hares go under the hammer on Friday 24th Oct in the Cirencester Hare Festival Gala Charity Auction.

                             'Civitas' by Nadine Wickenden

The proceeds will go to the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's 'Green Hare Churn Walkway' project, which will create a new nature trail by the River Churn, involving schools and community groups.

                                 'Bob' by Anthony Hitchcock

There is a last chance to see all the hares together at Bingham Hall, Cirencester on Thursday 23rd Oct 4-7pm and on Friday 24th Oct 10am-12 noon.
Although tickets for the auction are now sold out, those interested in bidding on hares can place commission bids and should contact organisers for a remote bidding form at Cirencester Hare Festival

                         'Tigris Panthare' by Jane Veveris Callan



Now Open

‘Picture Tree’ - an exhibition by South West Illustrators
Venue: Gallery 44AD, 4 Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN
Dates: Tue 30 Sep - Sun 5 Oct
Opening hours: 11am to 7pm (except Wed 12noon - 7pm and Sun 1pm - 4pm)

This exhibition showcases original artwork of 14 local artists including picture book illustrators, a stamp designer and a prop and model maker.

There is something for all tastes - fantasy, nature, whimsy, humour, magic, eccentricity - in media including pen and ink, watercolour, collage and digital. A variety of work is offered for sale, from original artwork to signed prints, books and cards.

Participating artists are Jane Veveris Callan, Ivana Svabic Cannon, Kate Davies, Richard Deverell, Mary Hall, Tony Hitchcock, Penny Ives, Scott Joyce, Lisa Kelly, Jan Nesbitt, Anna Popescu, Nick Shewring and Nadine Wickenden.

For more information, see