A Quentin Blake Summer: Illustrating Verse and Book Covers


Two exhibitions under one roof at the Art Gallery celebrate the unique talent of Quentin Blake, the UK’s best-loved illustrator.

'Quentin Blake: Illustrating Verse' brings together a selection of Blake's sketches and illustrations for the first time, from comic nonsense poems to poignant ballads by writers including Edward Lear, Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl, as well as Blake’s own popular rhyming picture book, 'Mr Magnolia'.

'Quentin Blake: Book Covers' demonstrates how Blake’s unmistakable and ever-popular style of illustration has been grabbing the attention of readers of all ages over the past 60 years.




'What Happens Next' by Michael Rosen © Quentin Blake


Touring exhibitions from Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration


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Top image: 'Mr Magnolia' by Quentin Blake © Quentin Blake