Our Other Mother at Godalming Museum

We are delighted to have the opportunity to present our own versions of the Our Other Mother exhibition at Godalming Museum from Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday 11th June.

The Our Other Mother campaign was developed in response to climate change, and seeks a brighter, safer future for all our children. This stunning exhibition highlights the work of Godalming’s own residents alongside that of professional artists and illustrators. The works express how people feel about Planet Earth as our other Mother.

Artwork will be presented on themes related to the environment, the natural world and climate change. Contributors include: ArtVenture, Earthlings Forest School, Gosden House School, Moss Lane School, St. Marks and All Saints School, as well as members of What Next and the general public.

Some gallery pictures:

Viewing Times

Wednesday 3rd May to Saturday 6th May: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 7th May: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Wednesday 10th May to Saturday 13th May: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 14th May: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Wednesday 17th May to Saturday 20th May: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 21st May: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Wednesday 24th May to Saturday 27th May: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 28th May: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Wednesday 31st May to Saturday 3rd June: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 4th June: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Wednesday 7th June to Saturday 10th June: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday 11th June: 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Original Our Other Mother Project

Details of the Our Other Mother project can be found at: Our Kids Climate, Parents for Future or Mothers Rise Up!.

The Original Our Other Mother Artists

Anita Bagdi is a freelance illustrator, currently living in Dorset, UK. She is the mother of two amazing girls. Website: https://www.anitabagdi.com/. Insta: @anitab_art. Twitter: @bagdianita. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bagdiani

Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director. He lives in London, UK.  His first self-penned picture book The Storm Whale won the inaugural Oscar’s Book Prize and was Dutch Picture Book Of The Year 2017. His second, Grandad’s Island, won the children’s book category of the AOI World Illustration Awards and has since been adapted for the stage. Website: Benji Davies (squarespace.com). Insta @Benji_Davies. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benjidaviesdraws

Emily Gravett is an award-winning English author and illustrator of children’s picture books. She has received the Kate Greenaway Medal – recognising the year’s best-illustrated British children’s book – twice for Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. Other books include Meerkat Mail, Tidy and Too Much Stuff. Insta: Emily Gravett (@emily_gravett) • Instagram photos and videos. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emily.Gravett1

Gabrielle Reith is an illustrator and artist based in Scotland. Insta: Gabrielle Reith (@small_stories_scotland) • Instagram photos and videos Twitter @gabiReith

Guy Parker-Rees is the illustrator of international best seller Giraffes Can’t Dance and many other children’s books. He lives in Brighton UK, with his wife and three children. Website: http://guyparkerrees.com/. Insta: @guyparkerrees. Twitter: @GuyParker_Rees Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyParkerReesillustration

Jim Field is an award-winning British illustrator of children’s books. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London and now lives in France with his wife and young daughter. His first picture book, ‘Cats Ahoy’ written by Peter Bently won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Since then he has won multiple awards including Oscar’s Book Prize, Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards and the Lollies Book Award. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling picture book ‘Oi Frog! Website: https://www.jimfield.me/. Insta: @_JimField. Twitter  @_JimField

Mark Chambers is a British illustrator and author of children’s picture books and young fiction. Mark was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2013 and won the Sheffield Children’s Picture Book Prize in the same year. Mark A Chambers Illustration. Insta: markAchambers, @markAchambers. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chambersillustration

Rebecca Cobb is an award-winning British children’s book illustrator. She collaborated with author Julia Donaldson on The Paper Dolls, and writes and illustrates the Aunt Amelia series. Website: Rebecca Cobb Illustration. Insta: @rebecca_a_cobb, Twitter: @rebecca_cobb

Rob Biddulph is a bestselling and multi award-winning British author/illustrator. In March 2020 he started #DrawWithRob, a series of twice-weekly draw-along videos designed to help parents whose children were forced to stay home from school due to the coronavirus pandemic. It proved immensely popular, garnering millions of views and international media coverage. Website: Rob Biddulph. Insta:  @rbiddulph. Twitter: @RobBiddulph. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robbiddulphauthor/

Irene Silvino is an  illustrator and surface pattern designer based in London. She was born and grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. She is the founder of Editartz (https://editartz.com), an online creative community of illustrators from around the world. Website: https://irenesilvino.com/. Insta: @irenesilvinodesign. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irenesilvinodesign