Patrick George is one of a select number of illustrators whose work will be shown at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Berlin, in the exhibition ‘Drawings for Europe’ which will run from 14 November until 12 December 2017.
‘Drawings for Europe’ is an initiative thought up by Markus Weber, head of the children’s book publisher Moritz Verlag, and celebrated children’s book illustrator Axel Scheffler in response to the result of the EU referendum, its outcome and subsequent response from EU citizens. The exhibition reflects the impact that Brexit will have on future generations through illustration, a medium traditionally associated with children. Weber and Scheffler aim to promote the strengths of the European community through the output of this collective, with the illustrators asked to create thought-provoking visions of Europe.
Patrick George’s contribution to the cause was highlighted by Kate Connolly at The Guardian as ‘one of the most poignant images in the collection…’Let’s Stick Together’ depicts a British child holding a helium balloon and floating away from her European friends, some of whom look on in bewilderment’.
All the artworks created for this exhibition are set to be auctioned next year, and the proceeds donated to Pulse of Europe, a pro-EU citizens’ initiative founded in Frankfurt in 2016.