We Go To The Gallery : A Dung Beetle Learning Guide
About the book
Have you taken children to a gallery recently? Did you struggle to explain the work to them in plain , simple English? With this new Dung Beetle book, both parents and young children can learn about contemporary art, and understand many of its key themes. Join John and Susan on their exciting journey through the art exhibition, where, with Mummy's help, they will discover the real meaning of all the contemporary art works from empty rooms, to vagina paintings or giant inflatable dogs.
Have you taken children to a gallery recently? Did you struggle to explain the work to them in...
Whether interpreted as a scathing criticism of modern art, a primordial expression of the futility of life, or a hilarious twist on sanitized children's literature, We Go to the Gallery is unforgettable.--Clint Travis "Midwest Book Review"
Miriam Elia Biography
Miriam Elia is a British artist and broadcaster. She wrote and starred in the comedy sketch show A Series of Psychotic Episodes. The pilot was first broadcast on BBC Radio 7 on 7 March 2007, as one of 10 entries for BBC Radio 7's "Witty and Twisted" competition. It won the competition and was awarded by having a full series, first broadcast on 2 November 2008. It later moved to BBC Radio 4.With her brother Ezra Elia, she also wrote We go to the gallery, a satire on modern art in the form of a Ladybird Book. Among the works satirised were Imponderabilia by Marina Abramović and Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons. The book drew threat of legal action from Penguin Group for breach of copyright, and some changes were made to the names of characters and logos so it could be published as a parody. Penguin later released their own series of adult oriented Ladybirds books.Elia has also written and illustrated an animation and book The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990–1990 with her brother Ezra Elia. This was based on a character in A Series of Psychotic Episodes. Elia is a vocal supporter of Brexit. In 2018 she took part in a discussion on the BBC News channel about the potential effects that Britain leaving the EU might have on its creative industries. During the discussion she spoke of her involvement with the group 'Artists for Brexit' and confirmed that she had voted to leave the EU in the 2016 EU Referendum. Throughout the live segment she suggested several ways that U.K. creative industries may stand to benefit outside of the European Union.
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|Publisher:||Dung Beetle Books Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||20 Illustrations, unspecified|
|Publication date:||Feb. 27, 2017|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||United Kingdom|