Pick Me Up
18 – 28 April 2013
Daily 10.00-18.00 (Last admission 17.15)
Until 22.00 Thursdays (Last admission 21.15)
£8, concessions £6, Festival Pass
Daily Specials will bring the finest names in illustration to the heart of Pick Me Up 2013 on a daily basis.
More special guests to be announced shortly.
Pick Me Up Selects artists are taking up our challenge and manning our pop-up Nail Bar. Sign up on the hour to have Anna Lomax, Katie Scott or one of our other fantastic Selects artists pimp your nails!
Can you puzzle your way out of a doodle-hole? Can you maze yourself into a scribble-nest? Sharpen your pencils, rub your chins and crack your fingers, it's time for doodling against the clock. Join Jon Burgerman in the all new sensational drawing collaborative contest - Game, Sketch and Match!
Drop in on Sara in the Daily Special space and join her in exploring her wonderful Phaidon children's book. Doodle across the offbeat collages on the walls in an imagination-stretching treat. Aimed at families with children aged from 6-12 years old.
Multifaceted art squad Puck Collective are bringing their exciting brand of doodles and sketches to the Pick Me Up Daily Specials in the form of this family friendly event. Join the class and learn how to design tattoos and unique body art. Create colourful artworks and graduate with honours. Then take your pieces to the parlour in order to see your designs transferred from page to person.
> Find out more about Puck on their website
Calligrapher and letterform lover Seb Lester has created typefaces and type-based illustrations for the likes of Apple, Nike, Intel, The New York Times, and will be spending the day creating and selling original works by writing visitors names in his calligraphy. He will also be selling limited edition prints and originals made with 23 carat gold leaf.
Watch as the illustrator draws priceless art before your very eyes. You won't believe what you're seeing - it's real, and its in 2-d. With numerous exhibitions, animations and books to his name, Ian will spend the day drawing and selling surprise pictures for visitors.
Drop in and help Evelin meet her supersize challenge, creating a large thread illustration with her CMYK embroidery technique - a handmade printing process where stitched layers of cyan, magenta, yellow and black colour resemble the 4-colour print. Come and watch the image take shape before your eyes!
Illustrator, style blogger and DJ Bip Ling introduces her character Mooch. Join her and new social media platform Urturn in the Daily Specials space and add Mooch to your unique vision using their graphic-art technology.
> Find out more about Bip on her website
Stephen Kenny will be bringing along his presses and seletions of metal and wooden type. Meet him, learn about the letterpress process, and commission your very own bespoke prints at a special Pick Me Up discount price.
Emily Forgot invites folk big and small to create their very own bespoke print, using her newly unveiled collection of delightfully illustrated letters. Her alphabet poster project bucks the trend by offering both kids and grown-ups a chance to create something contemporary, fun, and even a little educational.
> Find out more about Emily on her website
> Check out Emily's Nursury Names website
Try and win yourself an Unhappy Meal using the 'Skanky Burger Catapult'. Playing is free and everyone wins a sticker! Find out more about The Zoom comic and meet the 12-year-old prodigy!