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Artworks to go on show at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

Biggest Emirati participation of illustrators taking place this year

Staff Report
14:54 April 15, 2018

Sharjah: A total of 355 artworks will be showcased at Sharjah Children’s Books Illustrations Exhibition, held as part of the 10th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) that is opening on Wednesday at Expo Centre Sharjah.

This will be the seventh edition of the exhibition, which is held every year at SCRF.

This year, the exhibited works will be contributed by 104 illustrators from 32 countries. They include 12 illustrators from the UAE, constituting the nation’s largest participation in the exhibition’s history. This is followed by 29 illustrators from other Arab countries and 63 from the rest of the world.

SCRF features a platform called ‘Horizons’ that has been created to enable publishers, illustrators and authors to meet and network, and explore opportunities for cooperation and joint action in the children’s book industry.

The exhibition seeks to reveal artistic experiences from countries across the world, and reflect the latest in digital art as well as artworks by illustrators from various art schools and their unique styles used in exemplifying visual works in the narrative.

The SCRF 2018 will feature 134 publishing houses from 18 Arab and foreign countries, and brings together 288 guests, including authors, artists and illustrators from 121 countries who will engage in 2,600 cultural events and art activities throughout the 11-day literary extravaganza.