8 February – 11 March
Bears in Books
This celebration of bears in books brings together a diverse and exciting collection of original artwork from some of the best-loved bears in children’s literature, with the spotlight on 30 Years of Old Bear by Jane Hissey. Other highlights include illustrations of classic bears such as Paddington and Rupert Bear, plus artwork from world class illustrators such as David McKee, John Prater, Anita Jeram, Jill Murphy, John Harrold, Deryk Henley and Christopher Wormell.
15 March – 8th April
Ingram Pinn - Political Cartoons from the Financial Times
This topical collection of illustrations for the Financial Times brings together key moments from 2016’s turbulent, political landscape by one of Britain’s most renowned and iconic political cartoonists.
12th April – 6th May
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Helen Ward
A unique exhibition of Helen Ward’s original, watercolour illustrations from the classic tale of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, splendidly set in 1930's New York.
28 - 29 April
Towers and Tales: Lismore Story Festival
For the third year running we are proud to be part of this ever-popular story festival in Lismore Castle, Ireland, celebrating children’s books, stories, illustration and creativity.
10th May – 3rd June
Brambly Hedge – The Art of Jill Barklem
For our major spring exhibition we are delighted to present a solo show of Jill Barklem’s outstanding original artwork for the much loved Brambly Hedge books. This is the first time this significant collection has been exhibited in the UK.
7th – 30th June
The Selfish Giant – Alexis Deacon
This highly anticipated solo exhibition will showcase for the first time the original published artwork from Oscar Wilde’s much-loved fairytale, The Selfish Giant, superbly illustrated by Alexis Deacon.