2 Apr 2017

18 year old winner of illustration award

From Standing Room Only, 2:53 pm on 2 April 2017
Illustrator Lael Chisholm

Illustrator Lael Chisholm. Photo: Supplied

A last minute entry by a recent school leaver has taken out a top award for New Zealand children's book illustrators. We are delighted to announce that 18 year old Lael Chisholm from Feilding, has just won the 2017 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration.The Award was presented at The Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and National Awards Day in Auckland. Her watercolour interpretation of Heather Haylock's book Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter will be published next year. Lynn Freeman talks to Lael Chisholm who just left Feilding High School last year, and is now working as a freelance artist and designer.