New art exhibition will be top draw

An exhibition celebrating children’s book illustrators from Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, as well as the artists who have inspired them, opens on Saturday.

The display includes creations by Vanessa Caban, Olivia Gill, Brita Granstrom and Mick Manning, Cara Lockhart Smith, Helen Stephens and Gerry Turley.

Alongside these are works by Edward Ardizzone, Angela Barratt, George Him, Tove Janson and John Lawrence, among others, from the collection of Seven Stories – The National Centre for Children’s Books.

The free exhibition, Illustration and Inspiration, is staged at The Granary Gallery, in Berwick, and runs Wednesdays to Sundays until January 18.