12 July – 12 August
Illustrationcupboard Gallery, 22 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AL
The Christmas Eve Ghost
Illustration Cupboard Gallery celebrates Shirley Hughes’s 90th birthday with a display of original artwork and books celebrating the enormous and un-equalled contribution this much-loved artist, AOI Patron 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, 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.