Shaun Tan - The Bird King and other artwork
9th August - 10th September
Shaun Tan is one of the most exciting illustrator /animation film makers in the world today The first six months of 2011 has seen him win an Academy Award (Oscar) for best short animated film, the Australian Dromkeen Medal and Astrid Linden Memorial Award (popularly known as the Nobel Prize for Literature).
To celebrate, Illustrationcupboard is delighted to host Shaun Tan in the first major exhibition of his work in Britain. In an exciting multi-media event, working drawings, studies and finished artwork have been chosen by Shaun from his own collection for display. A selection of these will be available for purchase providing the collector a rare collecting opportunity.
GALLERY EVENT with SHAUN TAN 31 AUGUST 2011 at 5pm
As a special highlight Illustrationcupboard will host the UK book launch for The Bird King on 31st August (TBC) at the gallery, which Shaun Tan will be in attendance to meet visitors and sign books. There will also be artist edition prints and signed books, at cover price, available for purchase. Entrance is free and families are welcome.
Chris Wormell: Watercolours and Coloured Pencils
12th July - 6th August
Christopher Wormell is one of the most versatile and talented illustrators working today. His versatility encompasses three distinct styles, wood cuts and engraving, linocut and, watercolours and coloured pencils. This third specialised outing at Illustrationcupboard now focuses on the last of these, watercolour and coloured pencil.
Chris Wormell will be in attendance at the gallery on Wednesday 13th July from 5.30pm to sign books and all are welcome to join us. You can also see a short online film of the exhibition with Chris Wormell’s commentary on our website from the 12th July. Website preview and online sales from 2nd July
CLICK HERE TO WATCH CHRIS WORMELL GIVING A GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION.
Shirley Hughes Celebrates 30 Years of Alfie
2nd - 25th June 2011
Alfie is the boy who never grows old, yet this year sees his 30 birthday!
Illustrationcupboard is delighted to join the celebrations and present, with Shirley Hughes, a celebratory Alfie exhibition. A rare combination of artwork available for purchase, from Shirley's own collection as well as some very personal loan pieces will be on view.
There will also be some of her families original soft toys to see that feature in all of her Alfie books!
Watch Shirley Hughes giving a guided tour of the exhibition at:
Listen to Shirley Hughes on BBCR4 Woman's Hour at
Edward Ardizzone - Huckleberry Finn and other work
7th - 28th May
Illustrationcupboard is proud to present an exhibition of the original published drawings by Edward Ardizzone for Huckleberry Finn. This unique exhibition presents, amongst other work, the chance to see an entire published collection of original artwork by this thoroughbred British illustrator working at the peak of his career.
Original artwork from other books will also be on show and for sale.