Sarah Webb just alerted me to a new partnership between Walker Books and NCAD – looks like an interesting project. Macmillan have been doing something similar with the Macmillan prize for students but I think this might be the first time that a publisher either from Ireland or abroad has targetted a specific group of Irish students – Do you think they would let me enrol just for this week so I could hang out with Bruce Ingman?
The NCAD (National College of Art and Design), Ireland’s most prestigious art college, will play host to leading Walker Books illustrator Bruce Ingman this month. The award-winning illustrator is best known for his modern classics with author Allan Ahlberg, The Runaway Dinner, Previously and The Pencil, which was published this Autumn.
From the 17th to the 21st November, Bruce will be conducting a week long project with the 3rd year Visual Communication students in NCAD. He will be joined on 21st November by Walker Books’ Picture Book publisher Deirdre McDermott, herself a former student of the Visual Communication course at the college. Together they will offer one lucky student the opportunity of an internship at Walker next summer 2009. Along with Brendon Deacy, senior tutor at NCAD, Bruce and Deirdre will be looking for the most promising new book-making talent, be it in illustration, graphics or typography.