North West What's On

Blake and Yeoman Exhibition

A lifetime of collaboration by illustrator Quentin Blake and author John Yeoman is celebrated in Lady Lever exhibition.

Quentin Blake and John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books opens at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on 19 October and runs until 3 March 2019. It is the first exhibition to be shown outside London that celebrates illustrator Blake’s decades-long partnership with the author and will feature more than 40 works, including illustrations and books by the two.

You are invited to send a reporter, photographer or camera crew to preview Quentin Blake and John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on Thursday 18 October at 10:30am. Curator of the exhibition, David Moffatt, will be available for interviews.
Quentin Blake has had a number of extended collaborations with writers such as Roald Dahl, but the longest of all has been with John Yeoman. Quentin first asked John to write a book for him to illustrate in 1960. The result – A Drink of Water – sparked their artistic relationship that has lasted for more than half a century. Almost 50 projects have been delivered in that time, including their most recent book All The Year Round, which was published in 2017. The original drawings from many of their books and novels for children, as well as audio books will feature in the exhibition.
David Moffatt, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Lady Lever, said; “Generations have grown up with the works of Quentin Blake and John Yeoman. Their friendship has produced books and stories that are captivating and magical. Visitors to 50 Years of Children’s Books will get a real sense of their unique and special partnership, and see how the exhibition beautifully celebrates it”.
Quentin Blake and John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books is a touring exhibition from House of Illustration, the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to illustration and graphic art.                        #QuentinBlake         #JohnYeoman