Imagination Matters is proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with award-winning author Neil Gaiman, and Waterstones Children’s Laureate for 2015-2017 Chris Riddell, to celebrate their new work, Art Matters. Read on for an exclusive preview and your chance to win a copy of the book.

“We have an obligation to imagine”

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Art Matters is an instruction manual on how to break the rules. It’s a collection of ideas, advice, and Neil’s experiences of finding the freedom to be creative while avoiding the pitfalls of self-limitation. Illustrator Chris re-imagines Neil’s words and plants their sense of wonder in our minds.

Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it’s about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that “things can be different”.

“The things I did because I was excited have never let me down”

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

We’re delighted to be able to bring you an exclusive look at the book here on Imagination Matters. Nothing speaks to our cause like the call to “make interesting, amazing, glorious, fantastic mistakes”, and we’ve chosen three images which encourage learning by doing and the power of the individual. It’s only when we step into another world that we discover our own.

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To celebrate the release of this manifesto for imagination, we’ve got three copies of Art Matters to give away. To enter, click below and answer this question by 21 September 2018:

During which years was Chris Riddell Waterstones Children’s Laureate?

Art Matters is published on 6th September by Headline.

Posted by:Sophie Sabin

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