Congratulations to Julia Donaldson who has inherited the title of Children's Laureate from Anthony Browne and taken on the mantle of this prestigious accolade. In his farewell speech Tony Browne gave an engaging account of his time, and the many events and travels that he undertook during his two years. We are sad to see him relinquish the title, but have much enjoyed adding our own contribution to his laureateship with events, book launches and exhibitions here at the gallery.
We look forward to the next two years with the effervescent Julia Donaldson, who will bring an equal share of enthusiasm, energy and committment to her stewardship. It is excellent news that we have two laureates in a row that are so closely connected to picture books and we wish Julia every success in the time ahead.