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Quentin Blake – Illustrating Verse and Book Covers

8 July 17 September


Aberdeen Art Gallery showcases two exhibitions celebrating the unique talent of Quentin Blake. The UK’s best-loved illustrator has just celebrated his 90th birthday.

Quentin Blake – Illustrating Verse

Illustrating Verse brings together for the first time a selection of Blake’s sketches and illustrations for a range of poetry, from comic nonsense poems to poignant ballads by writers including William Shakespeare, Edward Lear, Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl, as well as Blake’s own popular rhyming picture book Mr Magnolia.

Quentin Black – Book Covers

Book Covers demonstrates how Quentin Blake illustrations have grabbed the attention of readers of all ages over the past 60 years. The exhibition includes reproductions of cover artwork and rough sketches which give insights into Blake’s unmistakable and ever-popular way of working.

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Kevin Mitchell and Chris Sansbury founded POST. This was from a desire to cut through the noise to share the great things that happen in Aberdeen. They focus on community, culture and also the interesting people of the city. The local artists, businesses and charities; photographers, musicians and entertainers. These are the people that make a positive impact on our city every day. So they use video, audio, writing and social media to amplify the voices in our community. And to ultimately give a platform to Aberdeen folk to engage and tell their own stories.

Recent work includes coverage of Spectra 2022, interviews with We Are Here Scotland founder Ica Headlam; Paralympic gold medalist, Neil Fachie; Aberdeen rapper Chef and his push for success; an article by film director Mark Stirton about the state of high-rise buildings in the city; coverage of Nuart Aberdeen 2022 and TEDx Aberdeen, as well as coverage of British Art Show 9.

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