Exhibitions
A Diamond Affair: The Art of John McLusky
29th - 31st October
lllustrationcupboard Gallery is delighted to join forces with Christie’s Private Jewellery Sales in presenting A Diamond Affair – a three day exhibition featuring the iconic artwork by John McLusky, illustrating Ian Fleming’s super-spy James Bond, published in the late 1950s and early 1960s. With a special emphasis on the book, Diamonds Are Forever John’s work will sit alongside a dazzling array of  diamonds and other jewels in a glittering display at Christie’s main exhibition halls.

Friends of Illustrationcupboard are warmly invited to visit this exhibition and view both artwork and jewellery, all of which is available for instant purchase. The galleries are situated on the ground floor of Christie’s, and 8-10 King St, St James’s and open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday 29th October – Wednesday 31st October. Entrance is free, and a coffee bar with refreshments is available. This fascinating display has been beautifully curated and will entrance both young and all – Forever!
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Aspirations and Auguries - Back to School in September
1st - 30th September 2018
Aspirations and Auguries - Back to School in September

Once again our perpetual global motion brings its perennial turn of the seasons, depositing us once again to the start of another academic year – an exciting and daunting time for both children and adults alike, as classes and courses are launched into with the best of keen alacrity, new friends are made and refreshed lives commenced anew. Resolutions are pressed home and targets hung high, to which every aspiring student aspires.

To celebrate this auspicious time we have collated a selection of artwork by many of our favourite artists to reflect the hopes of all starting afresh after a well-deserved summer break. We cover artistic, sporting and academic aspirations – some with humour and some more candid, hoping to engage and inspire both young and old for the year ahead, and capture the hustle bustle and buzz of school, college and university life in the days ahead.

The full collection of artwork in this exhibition can be viewed and purchased online throughout September, and selected pieces will be on display in the gallery.
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In The Garden of Anita Jeram
10 July - 10 September 2018
‘The pictures, which are uncluttered, light, expressive and full of movement, match the poignancy of the text.’ The Times

‘Gorgeous watercolours illustrated this affectionate story. A perfect picture book.’ The Good Book Guide

This summer we are delighted to present 30 new pieces of original artwork by Anita Jeram, one of the world’s best-selling picture book illustrators. These newly released artworks focus on the wonderful lively and colourful characters bought to life in her many best-selling books, such as Guess How Much I Love You, Contrary Mary, Daisy Dare, You Can Do It Sam and many others.

This exhibition offers an unrivalled opportunity for visitors, enthusiasts and collectors to view and acquire pieces from a unique archive of Jeram’s work. Alongside there will be associated merchandising artwork and even some of Anita's rare and beautiful personal character-study embroideries.

Alongside the exhibition there will be a selection of signed books available for purchase, including anniversary copies her classic Guess How Much I Love You, 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. This exhibition is sure to be the most exciting event of the summer holidays, not to be missed!

Also available for purchase will be a selection of signed books, including anniversary copies the bestselling classic, Guess How Much I Love You.
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John Vernon Lord at Illustrationcupboard
Summer 2018
John Vernon Lord at Illustrationcupboard

This summer we are delighted to present a special online exhibition of artwork by highly acclaimed illustrator John Vernon Lord, in celebration of his recent accolade of being named 'Illustrator of the Year' at the V&A Illustration Awards 2018.

Illustrationcupboard has proudly been exhibiting John’s work for ten years, including his outstanding illustrations produced for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Artist's Choice Editions) as well as other great literary classics. This online showcase highlights the strikingly imaginative, fantastical and avant-garde world of this truly unique artist, whose 50 year practice spans book illustrator, children’s author, and scholar. A selection of John's etchings, drawings and mixed media artwork are available for purchase alongside signed copied of his books.

Please note, this is an online exhibition only, however for a chance to see more of John’s artwork we recommend visiting our friends at the House of Illustration, who are currently showing an excellent exhibition of ‘John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce’ running until November. Details available at www.houseofillustration.org.uk

Original artwork starts at just £195.
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