Lecture or talk Adults

Picture Hooks: The Art of Picture Book Illustration

In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries.

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Thursday 28 May, 5.30-6.30pm



Beatrice Alemagna comes to Edinburgh for this year’s Picture Hooks Lecture where she will speak about her career, her processes, her influences and her latest books.

Beatrice Alemagna is one of the most acclaimed illustrators working today. Born in Bologna, Italy and now based in Paris, she decided at the age of eight that she would be “a painter and writer of novels”. She has now published over 30 books for children, which have been translated into Swedish, English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, German, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Lithuanian, appealing to children and adults worldwide.

Her techniques of illustration range from the use of pencil and paint to collage and embroidery. A superb storyteller, her imaginative books are completely intertwined works where the words and the pictures meld seamlessly and become one.

A very long list of accolades include the Premio Andersen Award, a Bologna Ragazzi Mention, five White Ravens Awards, three Baobab Prizes for the most innovative books for children and “The Best Book of the Year” Landerneau Prize.

For more information visit www.beatricealemagna.com

The cover image for 'Harold Snipperpot's best disaster ever'. It shows a boy holding onto the ear of an elephant as it rampages through the park.

Harold Snipperpot's best disaster ever

Gallery facilities

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

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