Quentin Blake & Friends Exhibition

Quentin Blake & Friends Exhibition


Exhibition at Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire SO51 OLP

Private View: Friday 18 July, 6 – 8pm

The exhibition runs from 19 July – 14 September 2014


View The Exhibition Online

Amanda Hall’s illustrations are on pages 4 & 5 of the exhibition website


The Chris Beetles Gallery has curated a selling exhibition of our favourite gallery illustrators, ‘Quentin Blake and Friends’, which opens at the National Trust property Mottisfont this week.


Visitors to Mottisfont will be able to see for the first time 21 new drawings by Quentin Blake for the hit West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, full of his usual wit and sharp-eyed observations. Just this month he opened ‘Quentin Blake: Inside Stories’, the inaugural exhibition of the House of Illustration. (More information on the House of Illustration website HERE.)


The other artists in the Mottisfont exhibition comprise John Burningham, Emma Chichester Clark,
Rebecca Cobb, Paul Cox, Michael Foreman, Amanda Hall, Oliver Jeffers, Helen Oxenbury and Jane Pinkney. The stories illustrated range from classics such as Treasure Island and Alice in Wonderland to works by Terry Jones and Michael Morpurgo.


Mottisfont is a romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens in the village of Mottisfont, near Romsey. As well as the house and world renowned gardens, Mottisfont has a 1,645 acre estate and an eclectic all year round events programme to suit every member
of the family.


Visiting families can take inspiration from the exhibition and set off on an epic imaginative story trail around the house and grounds, creating their own illustrated books as they go. They embark upon an adventure, create a hero or heroine, then write a story as they accompany that character on a journey that involves physical feats of daring, tests of strength and agility, challenges to friendship and loyalty and of course, imagination and creativity.


Quentin Blake and Friends opens on 19 July and runs every day until 14 September 2014,
10am to 5pm, normal admission charge only.


For all visitor information please visit the Mottisfont website HERE.


The 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

The 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards


The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales: Notable Books for Younger Readers Award

The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales (Barefoot Books Inc)  see book in Gallery

Written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand with illustrations by Amanda Hall

Story CD narrated by Debra Messing



The Funeverse

The Funeverse


SCBWI – The Funeverse
Guest Illustrator: Amanda Hall

January 2014 ~ Read feature

January 2014 ~ Read Funeverses

Christmas Family Day

Christmas Family Day


CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY at Heffers Children’s Bookshop

30th November 2013, from 12-4pm

An exciting day of storytelling and activities with children’s authors and illustrators.

Link for photos


Children’s at Heffers

20 Trinity Street


Telephone: 01223 463224






SCBWI – Words & Pictures 

SCBWI – Words & Pictures 


SCWBI Magazine feature launching The Barefoot Book of  Jewish Tales

The book launch on the 17th October was at the wonderful new JW3 (the Jewish Community Centre on the Finchley Road). Children’s books editor at The Sunday Times, Nicolette Jones, interviewed the author and illustrator team, asking Shoshana and Amanda about how they had collaborated throughout 2012 on this unique and much anticipated collection of eight stories from the Jewish Diaspora.

Read feature  

Chris Beetles Gallery

Chris Beetles Gallery


I am delighted to let you know that many of the illustrations from my new publication The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales will be on show as part of:


The show will run from 16th November 2013 until 4 January 2014.


Click here for more details
Chris Beetles Gallery
8 & 10 Ryder Street
St James’s
Telephone: 020 7839 7551

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