This month IllustrationCupboard Gallery is delighted to be celebrating the launch of Shaun Tan's new book The Singing Bones which was recently published by Walker Studio to much acclaim.
On Wednesday 26th October, we will be hosting the official launch of the book here at the gallery in St James, London, where we will be showcasing a selection of Shaun Tan’s original artwork including some of Shaun’s unique sculptures that illustrate the stories from the book. This special free event will also include an exclusive Skype screening with Shaun Tan.
Inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Singing Bones has taken the essence of each story and boiled it down to key interactions; what Shaun himself calls "nightmare fodder" in this article by the Financial Times:https://www.ft.com/content/b60e8c32-64cb-11e6-a08a-c7ac04ef00aa?siteedition=intl All between 6cm and 40cm in height, Tan spent around three days on each of the 75 sculptures that adorn the pages of The Singing Bones; moulding, painting, drying and photographing until each figure was complete.
Take a look at some of the pieces of Shaun Tan’s artwork which will be on display, including some of the sculptures which will be available to purchase http://www.illustrationcupboard.com/exhibition_illustrations.aspx?eId=266&ePage=2
If you are unable to make the event, you can still order a signed copy of The Singing Bones, plus signed copies of Shaun Tan’s other books via the gallery's website or by calling the gallery on 0207 976 1727.
This event is free, all are welcome.