Picture Hooks Lecture 2020: Beatrice Alemagna

Thursday 28th May 2020
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Scotland The Mound, Edinburgh
Free

We are delighted to be welcoming Beatrice Alemagna to Edinburgh for this year’s Picture Hooks Lecture at where she will speak about her career, her processes, her influences and her latest books.  

Beatrice Alemagna is one of the most acclaimed illustrators working today. Born in Bologna, Italy and now based in Paris, Beatrice decided at the age of eight that she would be “a painter and writer of novels.  She has now published over 30 books for children, which have been translated into Swedish, English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, German, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Lithuanian, appealing to children and adults worldwide.   

Her techniques of illustration range from the use of pencil and paint to collage and embroidery. A superb storyteller, her imaginative books are completely intertwined works where the words and the pictures meld seamlessly and become one. 

A very long list of accolades include the Premio Andersen Award, a Bologna Ragazzi Mention, five White Ravens Awardsthree Baobab Prizes for the most innovative books for children and “The Best Book of the Year” Landerneau Prize. 

Discover more on her website http://www.beatricealemagna.com/ 

Please note this event is free and unticketed.