The votes are in! The public have selected Megan Cheyne’s 3D work, “The Story of Baba” as their favourite in this year’s Biblio-Art competition! Congratulations, Megan! Megan won the Grand Prize in the 2012 Biblio-Art, and her entries in the Biblio-Art competition every year attract a lot of interest! Megan’s sense of humour always carries through in her work.
She says this of Baba:
“If you go down in the woods today … Baba the sheep runs away from Buttercup farm. He catches up with some friends and they hang out all day long having fun, until night-time. Baba decides to go back home through the woods in the dark where there happens to be a murderous fox sneaking about like Ivan Milat. The fox bludgeons him into unconsciousness, and ties him to a tree, then goes home to heat up the pot to cook him in. The other animals rescue their sheep friend. Baba runs home faster than Usain Bolt, concussed but unaffected.
Small children might have had this book read to them before bed back in the ’50s. I pictured them lying in their beds afterwards, bug-eyed, traumatised and far, far from sleep.
There are pieces of the book in the details on the animals and box, and incorporated in the papier mache process.”
This is the final prize awarded in our annual Biblio-Art competition! Congratulations to all of our winners, and to each artist who entered the competition & exhibition! Another great year, with oodles of surprising, engaging and inspiring entries. We’ll be dismantling the exhibition over August, so if you’re able to come and collect your works, please do so. If you can’t make a weekend visit when we’re open, then please ring and we’ll arrange another time. If your works need posting back to you, that will happen around mid-August.
The next exhibition at Blarney Books & Art will be brought to you by CUSTOMS HOUSE GALLERY (Hawkesdale) with their annual CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION! Every year, this is a fabulous exhibition and you really don’t want to miss it!