• Summer Camps with Emily Hughes

    emily hughesThis year, our Summer Camps will be made even more special by a guest of honor: from the 8th to the 12th of June, at the Cineteca di Bologna, the English illustrator Emily Hughes, with the help of  the children enrolled in the first week of camp, will grow a forest of wondrous creatures and tangled vines, creating characters that will become the protagonists of a small stop motion animation film.
    Just like the children, Emily Hughes will become a member of a very special tribe, the “Tribù dei Testainsù” (“Heads Up Tribe”), a community where everyone will play with still and moving pictures, experiment with animation techniques, listen to stories, watch movies, and explore the world.

    The artist will mix her own wild characters and stories with the tricks of animation, and will lead the whole tribe into a magical world where everyone can explore their own different identity.

    Crazy vegetation, tangled hair, wild creatures and crooked houses permeate Emily Hughes artistic world, evoking an innocent kind of madness that is only possible when all the elements of chaos mix together into perfect harmony. Her vivid, warm colours and lively pencil call forth the joys and errors of childhood.
    Thursday, June 11th, at 2:30 pm Emily Hughes will be the guest of a private conference for the students attending the School of Illustration of Bologna’s Fine Arts Academy. She will share with them her journey as an artist, her inspirations, her work method and her experience in the English publishing world.


    Emily Hughes was born in Hilo in the Hawaiian Islands (USA) but lives and works in London. She began her career in 2012 winning second prize in the Macmillan Prize with the project for the book Nana Shaped Like a Banana, and gaining recognition as one of the most innovative illustrators of the English area. She has published with Norbrow in the Flying Eyes book series: in 2014 Wild and in 2015 The Little Gardener.


    Supported by Transbook Children’s Literature on the Move, co-financed by the Creative Europe project of the European Union.
    Transbook is a European project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme 2014/2020 of the European Union, coordinated by Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse (France) in partnership with Hamelin Associazione Culturale (Italy), Europäische Kinder- und Jugendbuchmesse Saarbrücken (Germany), Tantàgora (Spain), Arts Basics for Children (Belgium), Nobrow Ltd (UK) e Literárne informačné centrum (Slovakia).
    Transbook Children's Literature on the Move