Garry

Garry Parsons

Illustrator, Artist and Author

Garry Parsons is an illustrator of many books for children including Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray (winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award), Ouch in My Pouch by Jeanne Willis, Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke, and Trouble at the Dinosaur Café by the poet Brian Moses. He is also the illustrator of George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking and has recently teamed up with Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter in the best selling The Dinosaur That Pooped series of picture books and in fiction has illustrated the hilarious emails of author Josh Lacey’s The Dragonsitter series for Andersen Press, shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Garry studied Fine Art at Canterbury and Illustration at the Sequential Design M.A at University of Brighton under John Vernon Lord and George Hardie. Garry combines his commercial career in illustration with other practises as artist and designer. As an illustrator, Garry regularly visits schools inspiring enjoyment of reading and drawing through creative workshops, World Book Day events and The Big Draw. Garry enjoys supporting charities and has been sponsored running the London Marathon regularly.

www.garryparsons.co.uk   www.garryparsonspapercuts.co.uk


purpleSTARS

Dr Kate Allen

Kate Allen is Associate Professor in Art at the University of Reading and founder member of purpleSTARS

purpleSTARS brings together artists and technologists with and without learning difficulties/disabilities to transform museum and gallery experiences and make them really inclusive. purpleSTARS use sensory art and digital media to create alternative interpretations of collections. Kate will be joined by two colleagues from purpleSTARS to help with judging entries from children and young people with additional needs

Find out more at www.purpleSTARS.org.uk or

www.reading.ac.uk/art/about/staff/k-allen


Judith Appiah

Judith Appiah

Judith Appiah is the first employee of purpleSTARS

purpleSTARS brings together artists and technologists with and without learning difficulties/disabilities to transform museum and gallery experiences and make them really inclusive. purpleSTARS use sensory art and digital media to create alternative interpretations of collections.

Find out more at www.purpleSTARS.org.uk or