Ten first edition copies up for auction on ebay



Ten of the remaining first edition copies of the art book  ’We got to the gallery’ are up for auction on ebay.

All proceeds will go towards my legal bills.

The books will be signed and personally addressed to the winning bidders.

These are the last remaining copies of the book to feature the ‘Harlequin Ladybird’ logo, with the edition number of ’1000 copies’ on the back left hand corner.






latest news

Dear all,

Thank you for all the requests for ‘We go to the gallery.’ My current  position is to wait until UK copyright law changes on June 1st,  allowing for a fair dealing exception for satire and parody. I will then consider re-printing ‘We go to the gallery’ under my new ‘Dung beetle’ learning range. The artwork will no longer contain a Harlequin Ladybird or a key as well as other small design amendments.

This way, I cannot be accused of ‘passing off’ by Penguin, and the risk of any confusion  with vintage ladybird books will be minimised.

In the meantime be patient. I have been advised not to draw up a petition by my solicitor, although your private emails and support messages are very encouraging.

I will be auctioning off some remaining books from the first edition to pay for my legal costs shortly.

Keep checking for updates,



Times Literary Supplement- ‘Killer Penguins.’

Please see the back page  article ‘Killer Penguin,’ in this weeks Times Literary Supplement.  The article discusses threats of book pulping and censorship of artists by the publishing giant ‘Penguin.’


Postal update

To everyone that managed to purchase the book, I am dispatching all orders this friday, so your copy should be with you next week with 1st class Royal Mail. Sorry for the delay, my studio has become a branch of the sorting office.



‘Ladybird provokes wrath of Penguin.’

To Kill a Mockingbird


My legal  anxiety inspired illustration, that fits well with the hook line in ‘The Guardian’ today.

On another note, thank you for the emails of support. I have put a mailing list together, so I will be contacting everyone soon with a progress update. I will try to get back to as  many individual emails as possible but this may take a bit of time.




Last orders next week…



Dear all, the first edition is near a close. There will be a few more copies available next week, which I plan to make available on tuesday afternoon, so watch this space! Please support me against Penguin, who are trying to stop the book existing. For Arts sake, Email me your contact details at wegotothegallery@gmail.com, and hopefully there will be another edition for sale in April! Petition to be released next week…

All the best,


Miriam Elia



We go to the gallery

We go to the gallery is now available to buy from my shop. I am still talking to Penguin books about copyright, so watch this space.

Selected prints from the book will be on display at ART 14 later this month.


Miriam Elia