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Brochure 2023


Welcome to the 2023 Spring Fling Brochure!

As many of you will know, each year we proudly present a full-colour, high quality printed brochure. The brochure is eagerly anticipated and collected by many. Find out more below!

SF2023 illustration by Jill Calder


This year’s illustration has been produced by Jill Calder.

It celebrates the beautiful coastal landscape of Dumfries & Galloway. We wanted to highlight it this year because travelling our region is as much a part of the Spring Fling experience as the studios are. This illustration showcases Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway. Event visitors will find the Mull on our Blue Route with studios nearby.


How to Get a Brochure

The event might have finished for 2023 but we know the Spring Fling brochures live beyond the event themselves and are collected widely. If you are still looking to get your hands on a brochure, you can order one on the website. 



About the Illustrator

Based in Scotland, JILL CALDER is an award-winning illustrator with a passion for drawing, bright colour, ink, books and deadlines.  Jill blends traditional and digital image-making methods to create lively and atmospheric illustrations full of people, animals and places for clients in design and publishing around the world. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and then at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1992, later going on to work as a lecturer for 14 years at Edinburgh College of Art.

Ten years ago, Jill was encouraged to branch out into the world of children’s books. Published in 2014, Jill’s debut picture book, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots (written by James Robertson, Birlinn) was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards. Her second book, The Picture Atlas: An Incredible Journey (written by Simon Holland, Bloomsbury, 2017) was shortlisted for Children’s Travel Book of the Year in the Edward Stanford Awards. Jill continues to develop her relationship with children’s publishers and has picture books coming out in 2023, 2024 and 2025!           

Find out more about Jill here:

Instagram: @jillcalder_illustrates



Through her art, Jill has been invited to collaborate with various schools, universities and organisations throughout the UK, USA and Asia. During her recent participation in the British Council’s ‘Drawings Words’ exhibition of British picture book illustrators, Jill was invited to visit Pakistan and Sri Lanka to open the exhibition and conduct workshops and storytelling sessions in the British Council libraries there. Today, her work as a mentor and teacher continues as she collaborates with Picture Hooks, mentoring students from Iran and Brazil amongst other places.

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