Bringing together a collection of painted work by illustrator Lizzy Stewart ‘Garden Party’ is new exhibition at London’s Garden Museum that promises to explore the “joy, madness and solitude of garden life in the summer.” Running from August 6th to September 30th it “celebrates the world we create behind our fences, hedges and walls with bright watercolours and plenty of pattern.”
If you’re a regular Broken Frontier reader you will be aware of Lizzy Stewart’s comics from a number of reviews here on the site over the years. Most recently before the East London Comics and Arts Festival we reviewed both her evocative coming-of-age tale Hannah and Alys at the End of the World and Two Stories, a double bill of comics social commentary which perfectly showcased “her ability to grasp hold of the particular tools of the form and use them to shape the page to the needs and themes of her narratives.”
Stewart’s children’s books include There’s a Tiger in the Garden, Juniper Jupiter and The Way to Treasure Island. Her graphic novel Walking Distance will be published by Avery Hill Publishing this Autumn. Full details on ‘Garden Party’ at the Garden Museum’s site here.
Article by Andy Oliver