Brighton illustration: Then, Now, After...
18th Jan 2013 - 14th Feb 2013
University of Brighton Gallery at the Faculty of Arts in Grand Parade, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY
A star-studded line-up of the nation’s top illustrators has come together for a unique exhibition at the University of Brighton.
All of the artists either graduated or worked at the university and they include Sir Quentin Blake CBE, who illustrated Roald Dahl books; Raymond Briggs, who illustrated The Snowman book; and award-winning children’s books illustrator Emily Gravett.
Curators of the exhibition “aim to reflect on the diversity of work originating from the Illustration studios at Brighton over the last 40 years, celebrating achievements and highlighting the possible direction illustrative practice may take in future.”
Other artists among the 130 exhibitors are George Hardie, best known for producing album covers for rock bands; John Vernon Lord, illustrator of children’s classics including Lewis Carroll’ The Hunting of the Snark; and Peepshow Collective, the design studio launched by University of Brighton graduates.