Giselle Clarkson 2023 Arts Foundation Laureate

Giselle Clarkson with cat illustration

Giselle Clarkson, author of The Observologist (released next month), is one of nine Aotearoa artists awarded a 2023 Arts Foundation Laureate. Giselle received the Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award, awarded every two years to a children’s book illustrator.

“Always technically impressive and incredibly imaginative; demonstrating huge sensitivity whilst retaining her trademark energy and vibrance…. her work has a wonderful effortless quality as if her pen skips across the page.”  Laureate selection panel

Read more about Giselle and the Award on the Arts Foundation website

Giselle also illustrated The Gobbledegook Book, The Tiny Woman’s Coat and Egg and Spoon, available in all good bookstores and on our website.

Tiny Woman's Coat