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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Jane Hissey Celebrates 25 Years of Old Bear
14th-30th September 2011
Jane Hissey’ s Old Bear is one of the great picture-book favourites of the past twenty five years, and the her much-loved series of children’s books, Old Bear and Friends has charmed generations of children since her first book, Old Bear, was published in 1986
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Shaun Tan - The Bird King and other artwork
9th August - 10th September
Shaun Tan is one of the most exciting illustrator /animation film makers in the world today The first six months of 2011 has seen him win an Academy Award (Oscar) for best short animated film, the Australian Dromkeen Medal and Astrid Linden Memorial Award (popularly known as the Nobel Prize for Literature).

To celebrate, Illustrationcupboard is delighted to host Shaun Tan in the first major exhibition of his work in Britain. In an exciting multi-media event, working drawings, studies and finished artwork have been chosen by Shaun from his own collection for display. A selection of these will be available for purchase providing the collector a rare collecting opportunity.


As a special highlight Illustrationcupboard will host the UK book launch for The Bird King on 31st August (TBC) at the gallery, which Shaun Tan will be in attendance to meet visitors and sign books. There will also be artist edition prints and signed books, at cover price, available for purchase. Entrance is free and families are welcome.

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