Anita Jeram celebrates 20 years of Guess How Much I Love You
5 August - 5 September 2015
Guess How Much I Love You is a phenomenon, and has proved to be one of the best-selling illustrated pictures books of all time with over 28 million copies sold in 53 languages during the past 20 years.
Illustrationcupboard Gallery is honoured to be hosting the 20 year anniversary exhibition with illustrator Anita Jeram and author Sam McBratney. This exhibition offers an unrivalled opportunity for visitors, enthusiasts and collectors to view and acquire pieces from a unique archive of over 90 related works - never seen before. This is not to be missed! Amongst a variety of original artwork by Anita is a very rare selection of original full-colour working illustrations produced for the original book. These original watercolours have never been exhibited before and are offered for sale providing collectors and enthusiasts an unparallel chance to buy Anita’s work for this iconic picture book.
Online preview available from 1 August 2015
The Annual Summer Exhibition 2015
15 July - 1 August
The Summer Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our talented illustrators including the newly appointed UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. Original pen and ink artworks by Chris including illustrations from Neil Gaiman’s Coraline will be on show and for sale during The Summer Exhibition. We also congratulate Alexis Deacon on being short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award for his beautifully illustrated version of Jim’s Lion, written by Russell Hoban, published by Walker Books. Original artwork from the books alongside illustrations from Croc and Bird will be on show.
We have a whole host of new work to celebrate this Summer including illustrations by Laura Carlin. Laura’s book The Promise (written by Nicola Davies, published by Walker Books) has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award, alongside Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse and Shaun Tan’s Rules of Summer. Together with these work we will feature a selection of classic illustration including wonderful line drawings by Edward Ardizzone and E.H. Shepard.
The 3rd Annual Political Cartoon Exhibition
10 - 19 September 2015
Our 3rd annual display of contemporary political satire by leading names from the world of newspaper cartoons features new-comer Christian Adams from The Telegraph. His wonderfully concise and humourous depictions are recognisable at a glance and will hang alongside favourites by Paul Thomas (Daily Express) Stephen Lee (The Guardian), Jeremy Banks (BANX from The Financial Times) and the new Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell (The Observer) as well as a selection of traditional cartoons by E.H. Shepard and ‘Plum’.Read more
David McKee and 35 years of Not Now, Bernard
23 September - 3 October 2015
Not Now, Bernard is widely regarded as one of David McKee’s most iconic picture books, appealing to both adults and children alike. We are delighted to celebrate this landmark 35 year anniversary with David McKee and Andersen Press on the evening of Wednesday 23 September, with a reception and refreshments from 5:30pm. David's original, published Not Now, Bernard illustration artwork will be on show but not for sale alongside only two pieces of original artwork for sale: the German front and back cover artwork of Not Now Bernard
David will be in attendance at the gallery and sign and draw in copies of the new limited run anniversary edition (£35) as well as other books. A variety of David's artwork from many of his best-selling books published throughout long and esteemed career will be on show throughout the week and will include art from the original Mr Benn books and animated films, Elmer and King Rollo to name but three. The evening event is open to all, families are welcome and entrance is free.