About 

An exhibition showcasing artworks created by 45 children's book authors including Axel Scheffler, who have shared their powerful visions of the European Union's shared past and unsure future. 

Background 

The seed of an idea for this exhibition was planted the day after the EU referendum of 23rd June 2016. Award-winning children’s book illustrator Axel Scheffler, who was devastated by the result of the vote, travelled to Germany to take part in a Brexit discussion on the radio. Afterwards, he had dinner with an equally concerned group of people, including Markus Weber, children’s book publisher at Moritz Verlag. Believing that a united Europe was the greatest guarantee of peace and prosperity, they wondered what they could do. Some time later, Weber came up with the idea to ask his illustrators to create a ‘drawing for Europe’. Whether they wanted to draw something about the story of Europe, the European Union or anything else on the subject, was left entirely up to them.