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Angela Barrett
Angela Barrett
The Emperor's New Clothes
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<b> Celebrating CORALINE
Celebrating CORALINE
Celebrating CORALINE
Neil Gaiman's story with Chris Riddell's artwork
Neil Gaiman's story with Chris Riddell's artwork
40 % off all signed books
40 % off all signed books
40 % off all signed books
See Our Spring Book Bucket
See Our Spring Book Bucket
Nick Park's New Film - Early Man


Celebrating Early Man
March 2018

The new film by Nick Park from the much-loved and world-famous Aardman Studios in Bristol.

This new films, years in the making, sees three times Oscar Winner Nick Park returning to the big screen with a new film looking at the humourous aspects of our ancestors here on earth. No doubt a smash hit we are privileged to have on display here at the gallery tow original working character studies by the great man, Nick Park, himself.

A rare opportunity to acquire Nick's artwork these watercolour on paper drawings are terrific, and have Nick's trademark gentle humour that we all loved so much in the Wallace and Gromit films.

Not to be missed - a real collector's item for sure! the artwork can be viewed here at the gallery or on the website on the Aardman page.

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Shirley Hughes - Newly Released Artwork


SPRING CLEANING WITH SHIRLEY
5 TO 29 MARCH 2018

NEW WORK FROM THE PERSONAL ARCHIVE OF SHIRLEY HUGHES


With the dawn of spring creeping ever-closer across our wintry horizon we are delighted to join forces with our favourite author and illustrator Shirley Hughes, and brush off the cobwebs of winter.

Always one to embrace the sunshine Shirley has already started her seasonal nettoyage, and we join her in wielding the boom in a spring cleaning bonanza of her studio and plan chest.

As such we are delighted to present from the depths of her private collection 9 freshly-seen and never before exhibited character studies. Original artwork that Shirley has produced in her oeuvre of Alfie and Annie Rose books.

These new pieces are truly some of the best we have seen, highly detailed and meticulously produced works, they epitomise the skill, ability and raw talent of Shirley Hughes’ towering contribution to books, education and the rich cultural heritage of Great Britain and beyond.

For those of you unaware, Shirley donated her life's artwork to The Bodleian Library in Oxford, where all original artwork and hand-written manuscripts are now saved for the nation. So these rare occasions when artwork is released from her private collection at home are a fantastic opportunity for enthusiasts and collectors to acquire her original art.

Now over 90 Shirley is still working, and plans a new book to be published later this year.


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Philip Pullman's Book of Dust


Join us to celebrate the launch of Philip Pullman's new book, The Book of Dust, and meet illustrators John Lawrence and Chris Wormell at this special book-signing event and exhibition.

There will also be a limited number of very special copies signed by both Philip Pullman and Chris Wormell available for purchase.
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Cult star Mr Benn on brink of film stardom as he turns 50


The Guardian have written a indepth and fascinating review of David McKee and the exhibition celebrating 50 years of Mr Benn. Please follow this link to read further:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/aug/03/cult-cartoon-star-mr-benn-film-stardom-turns-50

We look forward to welcoming you to the Mr Benn exhibition 16 August - 16 September 2017.
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