Image. Word. Design: Exploring Picture Book Illustration in Atlantic Canada

July 9 – August 23


This exhibition presents a selection of work by four artists working in picture book illustration in Atlantic Canada: Molly Lamb Bobak (NB), Brenda Jones (PE), Darka Erdelji (NL), and Leonard Paul (NS). The works selected demonstrate the changes in illustration over 30 years, from hand-drawn to digital, from picture book to graphic novel. The installation invites the viewers to explore the process of design and the relationship between word and image at various stages of book production.

Made possible with support from the Thomas H. Raddall Symposium Fund, the exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 9th Raddall Symposium, which focuses on child, youth, and place in Atlantic Canadian Literature. The exhibit is co-curated by Drs. Laurie Dalton & Andrea Schwenke Wyile.


Opening: July 9, 7pm. Living Artists in attendance with readings by Sheree Fitch, Deirdre Kessler & Sophie Bérubé.


More information on the Symposium can be found at: