Gallery Nucleus is welcoming award-winning UK book artist Benji Davies. Benji is looking back over a decade creating picture books and turning previously digital work into brand new physical works for the first time, exclusively for this exhibition.
EVENT DETAILS / LOCATION
Exhibition on display Sunday, August 6th, 2023 to August 20th, 2023
Exhibit location: 210 East Main St. Alhambra CA 91801, closed on Mondays
The art will be available to the public online starting Sunday, August 6th at 12:01 am PT
FREE admission, No RSVP, all age welcome
For access to an early online pre-sale of the exhibition August 4th, sign up on our PATREON
OPENING RECEPTION / SIGNING FEATURES
Sunday, August 6th, 2023 from 4pm to 7pm PT
FREE Admission. No RSVP needed. All ages welcome.
New artwork will be on display and available for sale.
Books available for signing.
Benji Davies will be in attendance.
Benji will be doing a short presentation and Q and A starting 4pm
Blankets for preorder
Free activity sheets
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director.
In his books he aims to capture how it feels to be a child. By immersing themselves in the stories he writes and illustrates, Benji hopes that children will find a quiet confidence with which to navigate the noise and bustle of the real world.
His first self-penned picture book The Storm Whale, since hailed a modern classic, put his work on the international publishing map and is now read in almost forty languages. His second, Grandad’s Island, garnered further recognition and critical acclaim. In 2020 he won Oscar's Book Prize for a second time with Tad, a story about a tadpole making its way in the big, wide pond. His books have since been adapted for the stage and optioned for animation adaptation.
Before devoting himself to creating books for children Benji cut his teeth as an animation director in London, making commercials, music videos, short films and title sequences. This grounding in economical storytelling, whilst adapting to a variety of mediums and techniques, continues to inform his approach.
He lives in East London with his wife and daughter.