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Helen Kellock

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Contact: helenkellock@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Helen Kellock is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator based in Glasgow. After studying Fine Art and English Literature as an undergraduate, she returned to the Glasgow School of Art in 2017 to study a Masters in Illustration, during which time she won the Batsford Prize for Illustration, the GSA Chairman’s Medal for Design, and was highly commended in both the Macmillan Book Prize and Penguin Random House Student Design Award. At the heart of Helen’s practice is a love of drawing, narrative, and making picture books.  

Helen’s debut children’s picture book, The Star in the Forest, was published with Thames and Hudson in September 2019. She is currently working on her second book which is due to be released in 2020.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Live drawing; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; People living with dementia; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Nature; Picture books

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100