Winter Illustration Festival
Saturday 26th November 2011
As part of our Annual Winter exhibition, we will be holding an Illustration Festival on Saturday 26th November, from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Join us for tea and cake with Shirley Hughes and Angela Barrett at the Illustrationcupboard, where throughout the day we will have live music and a children’s reading corner. There will also be a chance to win signed books and prints in our charity raffle in aid of Amnesty International.
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We Are All Born Free
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John Vernon Lord - Alice Through the Looking Glass
18th October- 5 November 2011
John Vernon Lord is one of the pre-eminent names of modern book illustration, not only through his impressive list of illustrated publications, but also as one whose profound influence on generations of talented artists across the entire field of illustration has been extensive and widely respected.

John is an artist of wide ranging technical ability and imaginative reserves without depth, and Illustrationcupboard is delighted to present John Vernon Lord’s newly released and much-awaited Alice through the Looking Glass. This second collaboration with boutique publishers Artists’ Choice Editions is the much-loved sequel to the initial adventure, Alice in Wonderland.

After two years of meticulous production, this exhibit of John’s original artwork displays his superb technical ability and extraordinary imagination. Not only an absolute must for any Alice enthusiast, it offers a treat for all collectors to acquire beautifully crafted artwork by a truly worked-class illustrator. Artwork will be viable for purchase from £195 and copies of Alice through the Looking Glass (edition of 320) signed and numbered by John Vernon Lord will be available at the gallery for £99. Special slipcase editions will be available for £320, containing four giclée prints and an illustrated booklet.
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Animation Autumn
1st - 15th October
Illustrationcupboard celebrates two iconic animation characters from the 1970s and 1980s – the enigmatic Mr Benn and the longsuffering Danger Mouse.

A bonanza of animation art highlights these classic series and their creators David McKee and Brian Cosgrove.

Other film-based artwork will also be on show, such as Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child, Wallace and Gromit by Nick Park and The Lost Thing by 2011 Oscar Winner Shaun Tan.

David McKee and Brian Cosgrove will be at the gallery at 5.30pm on Thursday 6th October to meet visitors.
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