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Among Secrets, solo exhibition October 2013

Among Secrets, exhibition
Among Secrets, exhibition
Just preparing for my forthcoming exhibition in Cambridge. All new drawings and paintings opening on 1st October. Welcome!

Among Secrets, by Karin Eklund

The Drawing Cube, Changing Spaces, 9 Norfolk Street
2 October-13 October, daily 12-4
Opening 1 October 5-7pm

The Drawing Cube is pleased to announce Swedish artist and illustrator Karin Eklund’s (Lund,1974) first solo exhibition in Cambridge. The exhibition features new paintings, drawings and illustrations.
Her work represent a fictional reality of arrested narratives with enigmatic and sometimes dark undertones, created as a collage of found and imagined images.

My work blurs the definitions of art and illustration, each work could be seen as part of a collection of short-stories or individually. Just as one story in a collection might not give you the answers, or even a sense of space, but when completing all the stories within the covers a sensibility, a feeling or intuition will help you interpret the meaning.

Karin recently graduated from an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin. Her first major commission was an iOS App for children, ‘My First Orchestra App’, by Naxos (available in the Apple App store), and she is currently working on a book for the same company. Before embarking on this course Karin worked as a curator and as director of a large artist residency programme and for a contemporary gallery in London. She has exhibited her paintings in Mexico, Isle of Mull, Stockholm and London.

This is the third exhibition organized by the pop up gallery The Drawing Cube at Changing Spaces on 9 Norfolk Street in Central Cambridge (next to CB2 cafe). and,

Stories Begging to be Told

Stories Begging to be Told
Stories Begging to be Told

Group exhibition Cambridge May 2013

It was great fun curating an exhibition again, this time with 5 other illustrators from Anglia Ruskin.

Stories Begging to be Told
at The Drawing Cube, Changing Spaces Gallery and Project Space
3 May – 9 June 2013

Changing Spaces are pleased to announce that a new pop-up gallery and project space is opening in Norfolk Street. The Drawing Cube will provide a space for showcasing contemporary fine art, drawing and illustration.

The first few shows will exhibit original drawings and illustrations, but will also offer a selection of limited edition prints by the exhibiting artists, creating an affordable way to start or diversify your own art collection.

“I have always wanted to be part of a space which promoted excellence in contemporary drawing and illustration. This is the kind of work I find most inspiring, where you see work which uses a clear visual language to suggest a narrative, inspiring ideas with stories behind them. There are a lot of great galleries and museums in Cambridge, but no place that specifically focuses on drawing and illustration” says Karin Eklund (exhibition organiser).

The first group exhibition will get the programme started by focussing on the core themes with ‘Stories Begging to be Told’ which includes work by Becky Palmer, Karin Eklund, Trudi Esberger, Kathrin Lang, Meria Palin and Joanne Young. The artists are working in different media, from traditional pencil and paper, to collage and digital work.

Karin Eklund is an artist and illustrator who’s most recent work can be seen on the App for iPad My First Orchestra App, by Naxos. Before doing an MA in Children’s Book Illustration she worked as a curator and Director of the Delfina Studio Trust in London.

Trudi Esberger is a lecturer in Illustration and her work has been recognised by several awards including the Ronald Searle Award for Creativity, Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration and the 3 x 3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.

Kathrin Lang is inspired by theatrical imagery, folktales, poster art and surreal subjects. Her work features in Martin Salisbury’s book “Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling” 2012.

Meria Palin recently moved back to Finland after a few years in Cambridge and is currently working at the Natural History Museum in Helsinki where she found inspiration for her new series of drawings.

Becky Palmer is an illustrator and artist, and recently co-founded the comic magazine Loaf. She is currently doing a PhD in Illustration at Cambridge School of art.

Joanne Young’s illustrations have been noticed in several competitions, most recently shortlisted in House of Illustration and Folio Society’s Competition to illustrate Brave New World. Her work has featured in editorial work like The Times Eureka Magazine.

The artists are recent graduates from Cambridge School of Art, from the MA in Children’s Book Illustration and from the BA in Illustration.

For further information please contact Karin Eklund at, ,

Degree Show 2012


MA in Children’s Book Illustration

  • Foyles Bookshop, London –  8th February 2012
  • Cambridge School of Art 29th February – 4th March 2012