Celebrating 40 Years of Aardman Animations
21 September – 25 October 2016

‘I think we’re about to go up in the world, lad!’

Wallace in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

From acorns to oak trees Aardman has grown from strength to strength, and this year sees 40 glorious years of this most iconic of film studios!

To celebrate this auspicious anniversary we are delighted to present an exhibition celebrating four decades of animation production, design, creativity and cracking characters. Peter Lord and David Sproxton began their film-making partnership at school. Since then Aardman has grown into a major, world famous studio and has been nominated for eleven Oscar® awards, and won four. This one-off exhibition highlights some of their much-loved creations.

In a unique exhibition exclusive to Illustrationcupboard Gallery, an exciting array of original artwork from Aardman artists will be on show, including drawings and character studies of Wallace & Gromit by Nick Park and the inimitable Morph by Peter Lord. There will also be a specially produced sculpture of Morph to highlight the variety of original artwork on display. A selection of original artwork will be on sale and available for purchase. Prices start from under £500.

Alongside this we are pleased to be hosting the launch of The Art of Aardman book (Simon & Schuster £16.99) which takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the amazing art that comes together to create Aardman’s Academy Award® winning productions.

Website preview live from 14 September 2016

Wednesday 28th September:

Book signing with Aardman’s co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Opening night private view and press reception; 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Press images and more information from Daphne Shen on 0207 976 1727
All Artwork is for sale

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Exhibition date
21 September - 15 October
22 Bury Street, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6AL