Exhibition from world famous children’s illustrator Sir Quentin Blake

In January, Kirkby Gallery will present ‘Quentin Blake: Illustrating Verse’ - a free exhibition of 120 works by the world-renowned artist and illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.

From 17 January to 16 April 2022, the Gallery will be home to this wonderful collection of work, selected by the artist himself. Sir Quentin Blake has been illustrating poetry throughout his 60-year career, creating illustrations for such varied poets as Roald Dahl and Sylvia Plath. Quentin Blake: Illustrating Verse brings together a selection of Blake’s illustrations for poetry of all kinds, from comic nonsense poems to poignant ballads.

A highlight of the exhibition will be his illustrations for Edward Lear’s ‘The Owl and The Pussy-Cat’ and illustrations for a poem by William Shakespeare – writers who will both be celebrated throughout the year.

‘Quentin Blake: Illustrating Verse’ is an exhibition from House of Illustration - www.houseofillustration.org.uk