2018 Book Illustrators Gallery exhibition
2018 Book Illustrators Gallery exhibition

BIG 2018: Josef Lee's Wake Me Up At Happy Land
BIG 2018: Josef Lee's Wake Me Up At Happy Land

BIG 2018: Ade Chintya Prima Dewi’s
Tugas Penting Kartika
BIG 2018: Ade Chintya Prima Dewi’s Tugas Penting Kartika

BIG 2018: Evelyn Ghozalli's Teman untuk Tenten
BIG 2018: Evelyn Ghozalli's Teman untuk Tenten

BIG 2018: Kimberly Teo's Miki
BIG 2018: Kimberly Teo's Miki

BIG 2018: Hsiao-Chi Chang, Alice's The Panicky Santa Claus
BIG 2018: Hsiao-Chi Chang, Alice's The Panicky Santa Claus

The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) is a public showcase of works by illustrators and artists featuring published picture book art.

The exhibition acknowledges and promotes the works of talented illustrators and artists with links to Asia, connecting them with new and regular patrons of children and illustrated work. 

BIG is held on 26 Aug to 14 Sep at the Central Public Library Programme Zone.

Our call for BIG submissions is now open!

Applicants whose illustrations are selected will be able to purchase a 3-day festival pass at 50% off. Applicants who submitted but were not selected will be able to buy passes at 30% off. 

Who Can Apply:

  1.  Illustrators whose artwork has been featured in children’s books, comics or graphic novels published between January 2018 and June 2019.
  2. Illustrators should be of Asian descent, or currently based in Asia, or have illustrations dealing with Asian diaspora.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Chloe ([email protected]) for clarification.

Please proceed to online form to view submissions guidelines in full.
Registration Form

 

BIG 2019 Curators

David Liew

David “Wolfe” Liewis an illustrator, cartoonist,sculptor, and model-maker. He also illustrates for Eliza Teoh’s Ellie Belly series as well as the Plano Adventures by Hwee Goh and Mo Dirani. Two books he illustrated: The Adventures of Squirky the Alien series, written by Melanie Lee, won the Samsung Kidstime Award and a Crystal KiteAward from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). David is the current Regional Advisor of Singapore SCWBI.

Ben Lai

A Red Dot Design Award recipient, Ben Lai has worked in the industrial design, brand experience, animation, mobile app and gaming industries. He draws inspiration from things that enable us to better appreciate our relationships with our surroundings and people. Owing to his extensive experience, Ben is especially interested in cross-disciplinary collaborations as he currently explores his passion for crafting picture books.

Darel Seow

Darel Seow is a visual storyteller who illustrates the tales of the natural world through his unique brand of wry wit and whimsy. He believes in the draw of storytelling as a means of engagement, creating experiences that simultaneously excite and educate. Particularly interested in heritage and culture, he enjoys working with museums and cultural institutions to encourage learning through the power of imagination and play.

Paula Pang

Paula Pang is an illustrator who draws to make new discoveries, tell a story and connect with people. Looking at life with brimming curiosity, she weaves her observations together with her quiet and mischievous nature to create a world where impossibilities are made possible. In her works she is known to illustrate animals that have been said to be whimsical and witty with a touch of softness. She illustrated a variety of books locally and overseas. Her latest works in Singapore includes the Nature Playtime Series - Emma and Popo.

 

View previous BIG galleries here:

2018 Gallery 2017 Gallery 2016 Gallery 2015 Gallery 2014 Gallery