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The Enchanted Forest at Foyles

This fab exhibition will showcase work based on Grimm's Fairy Tales from some of my favourite Amelia's Magazine contributing illustrators.

Thu 29th November 2012 – Fri 7th December 2012

The Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB

Written by Amelia Gregory

Category: Art

Golden Bird by Lesley Barnes.

Illustrator Emma Block curates her first ever exhibition, The Enchanted Forest, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the first ever collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Featuring a host of Amelia's Magazine contributors - Emma Block, Lesley Barnes, Laura Barrett, Natsuki Otani, Yelena Bryksenkova, Emmeline Pidgen and Karolin Schnoor - this looks set to be a brilliant show.

Cinderella by Emmeline Pidgen.

Emma explains a bit more…. 'When I was choosing illustrators to participate in the exhibition it was important to me that they had a strong narrative style and really diverse work. I really loved working with Natsuki Otani, Yelena Bryksenkova and Lesley Barnes on the Amelia’s Shelter Up My Street Art Auction project, and thought our work looked great together, so they were some of my first choices to work with. I also asked Laura Barrett, Emmeline Pidgen and Karolin Schnoor to participate. All the artist’s work has a real sense of magic, and for many of them Grimm’s fairy tales have already been a source of inspiration in their work.
Snow White by Emma Block
Snow White by Emma Block.

The project came about from my own need to produce new work that wasn’t directed by a client and that I felt inspired by. With the theme being Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Foyle’s Bookshop on Charing Cross Road is the perfect location and Foyles have been really supportive form the beginning. We have also just found out we will be getting support by way of a grant from IdeasTap, which is amazing. The illustrators were tasked with creating images based on classic tales such as Hansel and Gretel, as well as the less well known stories like The Golden Bird.'

karoline schnoor grimms fairy tales
Grimm's fairy tales by Karolin Schnoor.

Here's a taster of what you can expect to see when you enter The Enchanted Forest. Join the facebook event here to keep up with all news from The Enchanted Forest.

Sleeping Beauty by Yelena Bryksenkova.

Sleeping Beauty by Laura Barrett.

Lesley Barnes and Karolin Schnoor feature in my first book: Amelia's Anthology of Illustration. Lesley Barnes, Emma Block, Natsuki Otani and Yelena Bryksenkova feature in my second book: Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Both are available in Foyles Bookshop. Click on their names in the paragraph above to see a wealth of artwork that they have created for Amelia's Magazine online.