Hello there! I’m Siân.
I love drawing, theatre, comedy, puppets and telling stories.
I am a postgraduate student on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
Before this, I studied Art History and had jobs in bookselling and journalism. In 2012, I went back to studying and completed a Foundation diploma in Art and Design at my local college. My major project was about 2D puppetry, paper-cutting and storytelling — here’s a showreel of the films I made:
Currently I am also working as a school secretary in a lovely primary school. I’m based in Milton Keynes and London, UK.
30 March – 2 April 2015 — Cambridge School of Art Stand, Bologna International Children’s Book Fair
26 February – 14 March 2015 — MA Graduation Show 2015 – Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
10 – 14 February 2015 — MA Graduation Show 2015 – Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London
2 – 4 May 2014 — V&A Shakespeare Festival. Short artist residency, recording impressions of events and performances at the festival in my sketchbook.
23 – 29 August 2012 — Project Space: Showcase 2012 at MK Gallery. Eight local students were selected to stage a week-long solo exhibition. Mine featured illustrations of local life in Buckinghamshire in World War II.
2012 — MK College Graduation Show at the centre:mk
2006 — BA Hons Art History at University College London
I have previously worked under my old surname Schiaparelli, but I’ve recently started using a new name. Wherever you see the name ‘Siân Schiaparelli’ online, it probably refers to me!