March 18, 2019 § Leave a comment
I am honoured to be doing an event with acclaimed writer and human rights journalist Caroline Moorehead at Stirling University, where ‘Lampedusa’ is on loan as part of their year long programme about ‘Experiences of Exile’. 3-5pm Monday 18th March, all welcome.
March 9, 2019 § Leave a comment
I am delighted to be doing an exhibition with Abbott & Holder, opening this coming week. A body of 40 or so new works, all or mostly about birds… All welcome! There will also be an ‘in conversation’ event (!) on Saturday 16th at midday.
May 25, 2018 § 1 Comment
‘PLANTS FOR PEACE’
‘JARDINS DU MONDE’
We are fed up with hearing about conflict, disputes and all the other stuff that is going on in different parts of the world at any one time. We as in me, Olivia, and Lomenech Gill & Fils are artists/artisans and our work, one could argue, is a commodity and so is ‘gardening’ for us in the UK but actually in most of the world, it is not! Forget the Chelsea Flower Show, we are talking gardening to grow stuff one can live off and support families and communities. That is mostly what I do, grow food for my family, with the little bit of ground I am lucky to have. What I hope to do is start an initiative whereby others can do the same, starting or re-starting gardens in or after places/times of conflict. This, today, is the launch, and whatever funds are raised will go towards a future initiative.
All plants here are: local, organic and hardy. I am a guerilla gardener and so anything I grow has a good chance of survival!
100% of funds raised through sales today will go to charity.
THANK YOU & WATCH THIS SPACE< IT MAY ‘GROW’ INTO SOMETHING…!
come and see us at:
Lomenech Gill & Fils
2 Market Place, Belford NE70 7ND firstname.lastname@example.org
January 26, 2018 § 3 Comments
Harry Potter Book Night: An Evening with Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill, Waterstones, Piccadilly on Thursday 1st February 18:30
Jim Kay’s spectacular ‘The Phoenix’ with sketches and copperplate etching by Olivia Lomenech Gill
January 26, 2018 § Leave a comment
December 6, 2017 § Leave a comment
The Beasts have come home! After some wonderful events at the House of Illustration, the British Library, Seven Stories and Mainstreet Trading we are celebrating the launch of Fantastic Beasts ‘at home’, in our Belford workshop, where the book was made.
2-6 pm Saturday 9th December, Lomenech Gill & Fils NE70 7ND
We have copies of the book in stock, standard and deluxe editions, available for signing by the illustrator. If you would like to reserve a copy please send us an email.
A selection of artworks, etchings and bronzes will also be on display. Come and join us, friends and family welcome.
December 4, 2017 § Leave a comment
Delighted to be a guest at Mainstreet Trading this Wednesday and following in the exquisite footsteps of one of my all time heroines, Judith Kerr, who spoke at Mainstreet last week, and whose work and life is a true inspiration!!
Armed with my first ever Powerpoint presentation, previously shown at the House of Illustration and Seven Stories (the audience survived as far as I know!), I will be talking about all the various influences, techniques, ideas and species that went into the making of ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’.
7pm Wednesday 6th December. Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT Tel. 01835 824 087
For some sample pages see below, and for more info go to:
November 28, 2017 § 1 Comment
I just had my first proper look at the deluxe edition of Fantastic Beasts, with beautiful design by art director Stephanie Amster and marvellous production by Bloomsbury. My favourite part is the cardboard box, full of surprises….
A full colour printed cloth slipcase
Containing a cloth covered hardback
With a Hebridean Black dragon & the Cuillin mountains?
And a small print of the Phoenix etching inside
And the page I keep forgetting about, The Ukranian Ironbelly gatefold. My other favourite bit!
Both standard and deluxe editions of Fantastic Beasts are available at the workshop, Lomenech Gill & Fils, where we will be doing a special launch event on 9th December.
November 14, 2017 § 1 Comment
To accompany the ‘History of Magic’ exhibition currently on at the British Library, Jim and I are talking about our work on the Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts books. It should be…magic!
For more info, go here:
November 13, 2017 § Leave a comment
Fantastic Beasts on BBC Radio Newcastle! I was hugely excited to go behind the scenes of my favourite medium (that’s radio!) and talk to Lisa Shaw about Fantastic Beasts. Thank you to Lisa and everyone at BBC Newcastle! Anyone who wants to listen can do so using the link here: