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House of Illustration

Museums, Art and design King’s Cross
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Paul Grover100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake At House of Illustration’s Main Gallery 5 October 2018 – 27 January 2019 On 5 October 2018 House of illustration will open the first ever exhibition of figurative art by Quentin Blake, giving an unprecedented insight into the personal creative practice of the UK’s most celebrated illustrator. It will feature large-scale oil paintings, drawings and prints of 100 figures created over fifty years between 1950 and 2000, none of which have been exhibited before.Pic Shows Quentin Blake with some of his work
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Paul Grover100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake At House of Illustration’s Main Gallery 5 October 2018 – 27 January 2019 On 5 October 2018 House of illustration will open the first ever exhibition of figurative art by Quentin Blake, giving an unprecedented insight into the personal creative practice of the UK’s most celebrated illustrator. It will feature large-scale oil paintings, drawings and prints of 100 figures created over fifty years between 1950 and 2000, none of which have been exhibited before.Pic Shows Quentin Blake with some of his work
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Hattie Steward credit John SturrockThe Privater View of 'Adversary' by Hattie Stewart at the House of Illustration, King's Cross
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Paul Grover House of Illustration.New Exhibition, 'Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK. Which runs from 23rd February to 13th May, it is the UK's first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea including posters,sweet wrappers and stamps from the collection of Nicholas Bonner author of 'Made in North Korea'.
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Time Out says

The House of Illustration was founded by illustration extraordinaire, Sir Quentin Blake in 2014. It’s the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to illustration and the graphic arts and alongside exhibitions, the space hosts talks, events and an extensive learning programme delivered by professional illustrators.

House of Illustration says
The UK's first gallery dedicated to illustration and graphic arts, House of Illustration shows a varied programme of temporary exhibitions and is also home to the first ever permanent space dedicated to world-famous illustrator Quentin Blake.

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Address: 2 Granary Square
King's Cross
London
N1C 4BH
Transport: House of Illustration is a 7-10 minute walk from King’s Cross St Pancras station, served by numerous tube and national rail lines as well as buses. You will find us at the north-east corner of Granary Square, in the building to the right of Central Saint Martins as you face it. The entrance to House of Illustration is on the side facing the grassy area, near Waitrose.
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Opening hours: Open 10:00 - 18:00 Tuesday - Sunday Closed Mondays
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tastemaker

I was keen to visit this museum having read glowing reports.  A small museum in the newly revitalised Granary Square at Kings Cross, divided into 3 areas, one for each illustrator. I was particularly interested in seeing the work of the prolific Enid Marx.  What an amazing woman she was.  Designer of things from tube seat covers, to book covers and illustrations, to wallpaper.  Her imagination must have been at full flow throughout her life.  Also on display are the works of John Vernon Lloyd, who created some incredibly intricate illustrations for Lewis Carroll and James Joyce books. Quentin Blake also exhibits a tale of space travel.  The  shop area sells some very interesting items which I found rather over-priced but overall, a very absorbing visit. 

Tastemaker

Small enough to be intimate, and thoughtfully curated in a way that shows a real love of illustration. 

Tastemaker

This small creative space looks so much bigger from the outside, however the scale of the exhibition space suits the subject matter perfectly. Quaint rooms, with 10-20 displays allow your eyes to stay focused on the amazing art form in front of you. 


I have been here to see various exhibitions, but the museum's amazing newsletter definitely keeps me coming back. (sign up now, you won't regret it!) 


Not only are their exhibitions well thought out and educational, most of the time even eye opening, but they also have a huge selection of community projects allowing young (and not so young) creatives stretch their illustration muscles and think outside the box for a Saturday afternoon. 


I'm very excited to see what is coming up next from the House of Illustration. 

Tastemaker

What a brilliant surprise this gallery was. I went for the Comics Creatrix exhibition,which I thoroughly enjoyed. A small gallery with a great feel to it. The staff were lovely and informative and it has a really good gift shop! I will be keeping an eye on this place for more exhibitions,I can see they have an eye for the great and unusual. 

Tastemaker

Visited for the first time last week and was completely charmed. This new and fairly diminutive museum is currently showing an exhibition of Ladybird books. Colourful and well-curated, with a great gift shop. It does come with a £7 price tag (without gift aid), so you need to be fairly interested in the subject matter. Would make a great day out coupled with a stroll along the canal, and lunch at nearby Grain Store. 

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