Meet the Jury

The event has been curated by The Illustrators Survival Corner - Mimaster Illustrazione Milano.

The Jury members will discuss how they went about choosing the illustrations for the 2021 Illustrators Exhibition. 







90 minutes




MASTERCLASS "Meet the jury":

Beatrice Alemagna: author and illustrator (Italy)
Suzanne Carnell: publisher (Two Hoots UK)
Kiyoko Matsuoka: curator (Itabashi Art Museum Japan)
Maria Russo: editorial director (minedition US USA)
Moderator: Ivan Canu, director The Illustrators Survival Corner (Italy)




Event description

Meet the jury - Masterclass

The Jury members will discuss how they went about choosing the illustrations for the 2021 Illustrators Exhibition, looking specifically at:

- the criteria they adopted to assess the artwork;
- emerging trends of style, subject and technique;
- the extent to which the artworks submitted followed figurative stereotypes and imitations;
- storytelling and narrative sequence: a general overview and the most frequent mistakes found;
- the critical points most discussed and the aspects that most led to an artwork being discarded in favour of another of very similar merit;
- online selection: advantages and flaws;
- tips for illustrators wanting to submit for the upcoming selection for the 2022 Illustrators Exhibition.


The event is curated by In the framework of
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What happened in previous edition?

The traditional meeting with the Illustrators Exhibition jury goes online. The five jurors share here their criteria and the reasons of their choice in the selection process. The Bologna Illustrators Exhibition displays a wide selection of outstanding art from all over the world offering a unique showcase of the latest trends in children’s illustration. Speakers: Valérie Cussaguet, Publisher, Les fourmis rouges, France; Enrico Fornaroli, Director, Academy of Fine Arts Bologna, Italy; Lorenzo Mattotti, Artist, Italy; Cathy Olmedillas, Publisher, Anorak Magazine, UK; Machiko Wakatsuki, Publisher, Bronze Publishing, Japan. In conversation with Marcella Terrusi, PhD in Children’s Literature, University of Bologna. Organized by: Bologna Children’s Book Fair