Seven Kinds of Magic

29 April to 24 August 2016, 10:00am – 6:00pm (Gallery closed on Mondays)

House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross London N1C 4BH

Admission: £7/£5/£4.

House of Illustration presents Seven Kinds of Magic: the inaugural exhibition of the permanent Quentin Blake gallery.

© Quentin Blake

© Quentin Blake

AOI Patron Quentin Blake is one of the world’s foremost Illustrators, hugely cherished by readers of all ages for his unique body of work.

Curated by Blake himself, Seven Kinds of Magic will explore the magical and surreal elements present in his illustrations, specifically showing original pieces from seven books including The Witches, Magical Tales and My Friend Mr Leakey.

The Quentin Blake gallery is a new space within House of Illustration that aims to deliver a continuous series of exhibitions highlighting different aspects of Blake’s work within his extensive archive of original, rough and preparatory drawings.

From 'Quentin Blake's Magical Tales' by John Yeoman (Pavilion Books, 2010)

From 'Quentin Blake's Magical Tales' by John Yeoman (Pavilion Books, 2010)

Seven Kinds of Magic will open to the public this Friday 29 February.

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