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Quentin Blake: Birds, Beasts and Explorers

Sat 27 May 2023Sun 1 October 2023

Quentin Blake: Birds, Beasts and Explorers

Sir Quentin Blake (b.1932) is one of the most celebrated illustrators and writers of children’s books working today. Over the course of a career spanning several decades, Blake has illustrated more than 500 books, bringing to life treasured literary characters in his unmistakeable style and inspiring generations.

Showcasing over 70 original illustrations, this exhibition takes inspiration from recurring themes in Blake’s work – birds, fantastical flying creatures and the joy of exploring in nature – as well as the flying creatures that call Compton Verney’s grounds home.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what our visitors have to say:

“A wonderful exhibition – such a treat to see original drawings by Blake”

“Such fun, original characters and wonderful memories of my childhood – amazing exhibition”

“So magical and inspirational!”

Image: Monster Readers. (c) Quentin Blake, 2007