Quentin Blake: ‘Illustrating Verse’ exhibition dedicated to Quentin Blake’s illustrations for poetry is at Weston Museum from 4 March – 3 June 2023. Free Entry. 

Quentin Blake has been writing and illustrating poetry throughout his 60-year career. Many of his own books feature rhymes and songs, and he has collaborated with writers including Michael Rosen and local author Roald Dahl (who lived in Weston-super-Mare and has a Blue Plaque)

As well as artwork for popular nursery rhymes like The Owl and the Pussycat and classic stories including Alice in Wonderland, the exhibition features previously unseen works from Blake’s archive, such as surreal illustrations for Sylvia Plath’s The Bed Book and mischievous cats for T. S. Elliot’s The Song of the Jellicles.

Sketchbooks and rough drawings give a rare insight into Blake’s writing and book design process, as well as the creation of characters for Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and his own Mr Magnolia.

This exhibition features original illustrations courtesy of Quentin Blake. Don’t miss this exhibition, we look forward to seeing you at Weston Museum.