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. Alongside the artwork will be a display of many of the books which Shirley has illustrated over her long and illustrious career. Many of these are now out of print and have become collector’s items allowing visitors to see these first editions for the very first time.
Original artwork and signed books are for sale, and there will also available to enthusiasts the publishing proof print editions for her book – The Christmas Eve Ghost, offered as a pack with a signed hardback edition of this book - now out of print and very rare. These limited proof editions were produced by Walker Books, during the production of the book and have been signed and numbered by Shirley Hughes. Artwork is on sale at the gallery and online. Prices start at £50 for editions artwork and range up to £5500. Currently published signed books are for sale at cover price.
12 July - 12 August 2017