Illustrator’s Exhibition brings visual storytelling to life at SA Book Fair

This year’s South African Book Fair features a must-see Illustrator’s Exhibition that brings visual storytelling into the heart of the country’s most inclusive and diverse book fair.

The Oval Atrium in the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill will turn into a gallery during the Fair, featuring the work of children’s book illustrators Mogau Kekana (illustrator of Refiloe Moahloli’s Yes, Yanga!) and Toby Newsome. The Illustration Exhibition will also showcase a range of engaging works by comic book illustrators Loyiso Mkhize, Clyde Beech and Nathi Ngubane.

The role of visual storytelling will be further brought to life when Toby Newsome entertains youngsters in the NBW Magic Tent on Saturday. The South African illustrator will share his award-winning work on Gogo’s List, which was written by Ghana’s Portia Dery.

Another highlight of the Fair’s visual storytelling offerings is Find Your Art Heroes (Saturday, September 7th). Starting at 10h00, renowned art expert Dr. Cobi Labuschagne will take youngsters on a journey of discovery through the world of contemporary South African art and artists, featuring the works of Mary Sibande, Zander Blom, Banele Khoza, Billie Zangewa and many more.

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