At the end of last year, the Emporium walls were graced by the beautiful illustrations of Benji Davies and his books. The exhibition focused on his latest book The Storm Whale in Winter.
This stunning exhibition displayed framed early sketches and original artwork besides the books pages. We also held a wonderful Storytime Sunday session with Benji in December, where he read The Storm Whale in Winter to his adoring audience, who in return helped to create a scene from the book with all the characters. You can see and read more about this session here.
But this exhibition has started it’s journey around the country, to share the magic with other children around the country.
Where the Story Began
This exhibition explores what ten of our artists drew as children, where their ideas came from and the point at which they decided to embrace children’s storytelling and illustration as their chosen vocation.
The ways in which artists envision their stories, seeing how these ideas evolve and turning their ideas into something special is thoroughly fascinating.
The backstory to these loved brands, from out-takes to behind the scenes footage absorbs us into the artist’s world. This exhibition is a celebration of the journeys of some of our biggest stars and includes talented artists at all stages in their career.
We present some of our newest generation of talented stars, including David Litchfield who debuts his first book, The Bear and The Piano this year, and the extraordinary Sue Hendra, who is doing brilliantly with her first TV show and is working hard on her second!
Fans who love and treasure a particular book or character series can buy a limited edition print from best-selling and much loved artists. Find out more about the exhibition here, and take a look at our Limited Edition Print’s here.
Now travelling, this exhibition will next be at London Book Fair 2017.
The Bright Collection
In September last year The Bright Emporium launched a new exhibition called The Bright Collection. Ranging from stunning city scenes, typography pieces, timeless nursery prints, scenes from favourite books and family and home inspired artwork. An outstanding collection of contemporary, affordable and accessible art prints from award winning illustrators, adapted, printed and framed to your request, pop by to see some examples first hand or feel free to explore the collection at our print on demand page.
What is Print on Demand? It’s a new retail experience for the high street, combining the convenience of e-commerce with all the benefits of a real-life gallery showroom. Exclusive print-on-demand and bespoke artworks will be available thanks to a forward-thinking, waste-free distribution stock model, which means all Bright Group printing and production is both British-made and environmentally-friendly.
Hire the space:
The Bright Emporium is an easily accessible modern showroom with innovative fittings and generous lighting for beautiful exhibitions to be hung in.
The Bright Emporium offers competitive rates to artists or curators interested in hiring the space. We can also offer marketing support for gallery events via The Bright Emporium and display pre-approved items online.