Exhibitions
50 Years of Mr Benn with David McKee
16 August - 16 September
50 Years of Mr Benn with David McKee

Just the name ‘Mr Benn’ conjures strong memories of childhood adventures through the changing room door of the fancy dress shop on Festive Rd.

These happy memories have been passed on and the magic of Mr Benn is as vivid today as it was when the first books were published in 1967, followed shortly after by the iconic television series with its not-to-be-forgotten theme tune.We are thrilled to celebrate alongside inventor and author David McKee in celebrating fifty years of this wonderful film and picture book creation.

The second of our two summer exhibition will offer visitors to the gallery a feast of original artwork to see, sketches along with finished book illustrations and never-seen-before animation cels from the original films, hidden away in the studios for half a century and now released for the very first time. Not to be missed – one never knows what adventures will await through the gallery door!
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Shirley Hughes at 90 – A life in books and pictures
12 July - 12 August 2017
12th July – 12th August
Shirley Hughes at 90 – A life in books and pictures


Illustrationcupboard Gallery is delighted to celebrate Shirley Hughes’s 90th birthday with a display of original artwork and books celebrating the enormous and un-equalled contribution this much-loved artist and writer has made to the life and soul of Great Britain over her lifetime.

The exhibition will feature a selection of Shirley’s original artwork – watercolour, gouache and drawings from variety of her books and novels including the famous Dogger, the Alfie series of books, and My Naughty Little Sister, Daisy Saves The Day, Jonadab and Rita, Peter Pan and The Secret Garden, as well as more ranging books such as Stories By Firelight and her recent most successful novel, Hero on a Bicycle.
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Jane Ray: A World of Colour and Light
20 September - 14 October 2017
20 September – 14 October
The Elephants Garden and The Glass Maker’s Daughter


Jane Ray is one of the finest graphic and decorative illustration artists working today - having studied design and textiles Jane has gone on to write and illustrate books with leading publishers the world over.

Illustrationcupboard Gallery is delighted to present a full-colour exhibition of her original artwork for two wonderful books. Opening on 20 September Jane Ray will be at the gallery that evening to meet visitors and sign copies of her books.
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Philip Pullman's Book of Dust with John Lawrence and Chris Wormell
16 - 21 October 2017
16 October - 21 October
Philip Pullman's Book of Dust, with John Lawrence and Chris Wormell.


The adventure continues with Philip Pullman's new Book of Dustwhich follows the infamous His Dark Materials trilogy. To celebrate this special occasion we are holding a showcase exhibition of John Lawrence's artwork from the first 5 books, and Chris Wormell's artwork for the new book - this is a world first and not to be missed! Read on for more ...
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