Quentin Blake: Inside StoriesBook now
An exhibition from House of Illustration
Until Saturday 8 July
|Monday||Closed (except bank holidays)|
|Tuesday||10am - 5pm|
|Wednesday||10am - 5pm|
|Thursday||10am - 5pm|
|Friday||10am - 5pm|
|Saturday||10am - 5pm|
|Sunday||2pm - 5pm|
Book online or in the venue*
*Tickets are usually on sale at the ticket desk on the first floor. However there may be times when this till is closed, for example during staff lunch breaks or due to staff shortages. Please check signage or ask a member of staff where you should purchase your ticket.
|Full price including donation||£8|
|Children 12 and under||Free|
All funds raised from the sale of tickets for this exhibition go to directly support the work of the Laing Art Gallery.
Max Card holders, members of NMDC and Museum Association and exhibition lenders: Free
*Concessions include 12-18 year olds, students, registered unemployed, disabled people (plus free entry for one carer).
**Two adults and two 12-18 year olds or one adult and three 12-18 year olds.
***Membership discount applies to Friends of the Laing, Art Fund members and Laing Exhibition Partners.
To be eligible for discounts you must show proof of age/status/membership.
This exhibition from House of Illustration gives a unique insight into the origins of some of Quentin Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations for Roald Dahl’s classic Children’s books to The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Quentin Blake: Inside Stories demonstrates Blake’s use of a wide range of different techniques and media including inks, watercolours and pastels to create his distinctive and unforgettable illustrations.
First roughs, storyboards and finished artworks demonstrate how Blake's ideas evolve, often in close collaboration with the authors. The exhibition also features his illustrations for books by John Yeoman, Russell Hoban and Michael Rosen. Quentin Blake: Inside Stories brings together more than 100 pieces of original art.