2017 13th Sept - 9th Oct 'Illustrate' Exhibition, Unit Three Gallery, Bladnoch, Wigtown, SW Scotland

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This exciting exhibition “Illustrate” running from 13th Sept to the 9th Oct is all about illustration!

There are seven illustrators taking part, and on display will be a book they have worked on, or are working on. There will be sketches and images from the projects along with the finished books.

Ruthie has been working together with local storyteller Susi Briggs to produce a new children's story book called 'Nip Nebs' - Jack Frost. The result of this collaboration can be seen at the Illustrate exhibition.

Nip Nebs was developed from Susi's childhood memories of her father telling her to keep her socks on or Nip Nebs (Jack Frost) would nip her toes. She recalled the fascination she felt watching the frost form on her bedroom window on a winter’s night and in response Susi wrote a story poem about this captivating character.

When Ruthie first heard a reading of the poem Nip Nebs she was so enchanted by Susi's’ use of the Scots language, that she was inspired to work with her to bring the story to life through her art and to work on a collaborative project to produce the children’s picture book ‘Nip Nebs’

The show will run alongside Wigtown Book Festival and is featured in the festival programme.