Jurassic Dreams

Lyme Regis ArtsFest is pleased to be showcasing the talents of another artist involved in re:collection, its collaboration with the Lyme Regis Museum. This family-friendly exhibition, called Jurassic Dreams, presents the personal and professional work of Keith Robinson, children’s illustrator and creator of the Lyme Regis town map. Keith’s work is inhabited by pirates, dinosaurs and dragons, and often inspired by the Jurassic coast.

Dino Riders

Open daily from 10am-5pm, the exhibition takes over the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery from Thursday 23 May until Sunday 14 July, and visitors are welcome to join Keith at a special preview being held at the Museum on 23 May from 6-8pm.

Linked by the overall theme of narrative illustration, ‘Jurassic Dreams’ will include Keith’s work for children’s books, explanations of how he created the 6ft x 4ft final artwork for Lyme’s town map, and work-in-progress on his re:collection project (a children’s book entitled ‘Trapped in the Jurassic!’). Signed copies of his books and signed prints from his Jurassic Dreams series will also be on sale.

Keith has created illustrations for many books and magazines and has written and illustrated two children’s books: Penny and the Pirates and Penny and the Dragon, featuring the plucky heroine, Penny the Postie. Penny was created for Guernsey Post, and Keith also designed special sets of postage stamps that were included with the books. He is currently developing a picture book to be published by Bloomsbury in the near future. His ever-popular town map has recently featured in 'A Map of The World', a new book by art publishers Gestalten.

Keith Robinson

In his parallel life, Keith also creates animation and motion graphics for television and digital media, having worked on many TV shows, such as Griff Rhys Jones' Hidden Treasures and Britain’s Lost Routes for the BBC.

re:collection is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For further information, please visit www.lymeregisartsfest.com or www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Published on 12/05/2013.

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