The Robin and the Fir Tree

26 November - 24 December 2022
The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery presents an exhibition of drawings by the London-based, internationally renowned illustrator and director, Jason Jameson. The exhibition, ‘The Robin and the Fir Tree,’ brings together a collection of 38 original illustrations from Jameson’s children’s book of the same title.
 
This exhibition marks the first ever public exhibition of Jameson’s complete set of The Robin and the Fir Tree's original illustrations. Created over the course of ten years, Jameson’s book tells a lyrical tale of friendship and new life inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless Christmas classic, The Little Fir Tree. Inspired by the rich iconographies of Scandinavian Folk Art traditions, Jameson’s intricate pencil drawings are imbued with a sense of magical charm and serene elegance.
 
Inspired by the story’s central message of new life, the exhibition is curated around themes of regeneration and renewal, with the drawings’ frames handmade from recycled found materials.
 
Jason Jameson studied Illustration and Animation at the Royal College of Art, before working as a designer, illustrator and animation director. Jameson created Annie Award nominated animation series ‘Buddi’ and he is co-founder and Creative Director of Unanico Group.
 
In addition to the original drawings, limited edition prints will be sold at the exhibition.