The Brief

We invite our illustrator friends to send us a postcard (10x15cm) with your illustration of a bird on the picture side of the card and a relevant message, phrase or thought on the theme on the message side of the card.  The bird could be representative of a real bird from your country, a fictitious bird from your culture or your own fantasy bird. The postage stamp from your country of residence and your name will indicate the flight of your artwork first to the UK, then to Bratislava and who knows… to further exhibitions thereafter.

By sending and donating your postcard, you grant permission that the ICPBS may include your card in the exhibition, use your image in related publicity and publish both sides of the card in the catalogue and/or a book of the postcard exhibition. Any profits made from this publication will be donated to promoting the cause of migrants through a recognized aid organization.

By sending us your postcard, you agree that the original postcard will become the property of the ICPBS after its use in the exhibition MIGRATIONS in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2017 and could either be kept in a permanent collection or auctioned and all proceeds from any sales will be donated to the agreed refugee charity. A form giving permission for such use is attached to this Brief. Please sign and return a digital copy to Piet Grobler at: pietgrobler123[at]gmail.com.

Please send your bird-card to reach us by 15 June 2017 to:

MIGRATIONS exhibition
Taz Lovejoy
Digital Arts Centre
University of Worcester
Henwick Grove
United Kingdom

The International Centre for the Picture Book in Society aims:

  • to engage with the making and study of the picture book in its broadest sense (children’s books, comics, hand made books, zines and educational books, e-book, graphic novels);
  • to engage with society in its broadest terms by promoting multi-culturalism, inclusivity of minorities and socially disenfranchised people;
  • to create an awareness in the UK of international picture book making outside the Anglophone environment and a platform to promote and showcase internationally published picture books.