News Update September 2023
Alba G Celdran has been awarded winner of the Hachette Margaret Mahy Illustration Award 2023.
The judging panel said Celdran's illustrations of Margaret Mahy's children’s book Seventeen Kings and Forty-Two Elephants were mesmerising, and full of humour.
They also said the winner’s illustrations had a fantastic sense of movement. "Her clever use of the kings and the animals led us on a very exciting, very humorous and very vibrant adventure."
Congratulations to Alba. We look forward to seeing her work in the final publication of this book.
News Update June 2023
Sandra Morris was recently awarded ONZM (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit) for her outstanding contributions to book illustration and education. The announcement was made during the recent King's Birthday and Coronation Honours list for 2023. Her ongoing commitment to continue inspiring future generations of artists and illustrators is reflected throughout this site and we congratulate Sandra on such well-deserved recognition.