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
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.