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Lost Spells, Lost Words: Beyond and Before

Curated in partnership with Rheged, celebrate over 30 years of the work of Jackie Morris in this brand new exhibition, unlike any other she has done before.

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Event Date

21 July 2024

This event occurs daily from
21 Jun 2024 to 01 Sept 2024


Jackie is a prize-winning, internationally best-selling illustrator, wildlife artist and author, living in Wales. For the first time, her life’s work is displayed together, with over 250 original artworks from over 30 children’s books.

In this exhibition set in three parts, take a magical journey of imagination, stories and dreams, from Whales to Ice bears, Dragons to Tigers, Birds and Nature. Her books include The Ice Bear, The White Fox, The Snow Leopard, Tell Me A Dragon, and Lord of the Forest, full of stunning paintings that draw the reader into wonderful landscapes where unforgettable stories are told. Many are now used in schools and hospices across the UK. 

Discover not only Jackie’s life, career and early work but also the original artwork and soundscapes of the award-winning ‘The Lost Words’ and ‘ The Lost Spells’, which she created with Robert Macfarlane.

The phenomenally successful, The Lost Words, is a ‘spellbook’ for all ages which celebrates nature’s power to spark imagination, voted the most beautiful book of 2016 by UK booksellers, winning the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2019, Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and most recently, nominated for the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator award.  From Lost Words, a sequel, The Lost Spells was created.

From Friday 21 June to Sunday 1 September 2024.

Event Venue

Rheged, Redhills, Penrith

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