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On until
22 Dec 2017
Royal Academy of Arts, London - Works of feeling: Pre-Raphaelite illustration
Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Millais and Holman Hunt are admired for the vibrant colour, naturalism and emotional charge in their paintings. But early in their careers they were also accomplished book
illustrators. This exhibition of their books is
displayed in the Royal Academy Print Room.
Date: till 22 December
Open: Tues-Fri 10am-1pm and 2-5pm (closed Saturday to Monday
Where: Library Print Room, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly
Contact: 020 7300 8000 (

On until
23 Dec 2017
Kevis House Gallery, Petworth, West Sussex - The Society of Wood Engravers’ 80th exhibition
Over 100 wood-engravings, woodcuts and
linocuts made by artists from the UK and
around the world.
Dates: 11 November-23 December
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Where: Lombard Street, Petworth,
West Sussex GU28 0AG
Contact: 01798 215 007 (

On until
01 Jan 2018
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London - Tove Jansson (1914-2001)
The first major UK exhibition of work by Tove Jansson. She is known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, but her graphic illustration and painting are relatively unseen outside Finland. The exhibition will bring together 150 works, including self-portraits, landscapes and still-lifes never seen before in the UK, and Moomin drawings discovered at the British Cartoon Archive.
Dates: October 2017-January 2018
Open: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
Where: Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD
Contact: 020 8693 5254

On until
01 Jan 2018
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle - Comics
An eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics fans. See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 1950s; revisit Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx, Roy of the Rovers and Dan Dare from The Eagle.
The exhibition will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Comics creators including Kate Brown, Jamie Smart and Laura Ellen Anderson have lent storyboards, sketches and 3d models.
Dates: from 21 July
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Tickets: £7.70 adults; £6.60 child; £2.50; toddler
(1-3 years); £23.10 family
Where: Seven Stories, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
Contact: 0845 271 0777 (

On until
06 Jan 2018
Chris Beetles Gallery, London - The Illustrators The British Art of Illustration 1880-2017
The Chris Beetles annual exhibition this year features over 600 pictures spanning two centuries - all for sale.
Where: Chris Beetles Galler, 8 & 10 Ryder St, London SW1Y 6QB
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm
Contact: or 020 7839 7551

On until
21 Jan 2018
Bankside Gallery, London - Mini picture show
Works on a small scale by artists from the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
Dates: 1 December 2017-21 January 2018
Open: daily 11am-6pm
Where: 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH
Contact: 020 7928 7521 (

On until
21 Jan 2018
The House of Illustration, London - Gerald Scarfe: stage and screen
The first major show of Gerald Scarfe’s striking designs for theatre, rock, opera, ballet and film.
Dates: till 21 January 2018
Open: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
Tickets: £7.70 adults; £5.50 concs; £4.40 child
Where: 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH
Contact: 020 3696 2020 (

On until
28 Jan 2018
The Higgins, Bedford - Edward Bawden and his studio
In the eight years before his death in 1989, Edward Bawden donated the contents of his studio to Bedford. From the walls of his house, the insides of cupboards and the drawers of his plan chest came adverts for Fortnum & Mason, Ealing Comedy posters, plates for Wedgwood, letters and photographs; an entire life’s work.
Dates: till 28 January 2018
Open: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm
Where: Castle Lane, Bedford Mk40 3XD
Contact: 01234 718618 (

On until
28 Jan 2018
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester - Paula Rego: the sketchbooks
Rego’s preparatory drawings for her paintings, provide insight into her draughtsmanship and the development of her ideas. This exhibition draws largely from sketchbooks from the 1980s-1990s,
including studies for her most famous works.
Dates: till 28 January 2018
Open: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am-8pm;
Sun 11am-5pm
Tickets: £12.50 adults (£6.50 on Tues); under 16 free
Where: 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex
Contact: 01243 774557 (

On until
31 Jan 2018
Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Leeds - Cooks and their books. Collecting cookery books in Leeds
Highlights from the Cookery Collection, begun in 1939 when Blanche Legat Leigh donated her cookery books to Leeds University Library, including Renaissance texts illustrating kitchen furniture and
utensils and the first edition of Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
Date: till 31 January 2018
Open: Mon 1-5pm; Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Where: Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane
University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Contact: 0113 343 9803 (

On until
31 Jan 2018
Illustration Cupboard - The 22nd Annual Winter Exhibition
The 22nd Annual Winter Exhibition displaying a full range of illustration art - from illustrated books, films artwork, reportage, political cartoons and theatre designs produced by many household names and world-class artists. There will be over 400 drawings and paintings and prices range from £50 - £10,000. All artwork is for sale.
Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm; Sat 11am-5pm
Where: 22 Bury Street, St. James’s, SW1Y 6AL
Contact: 020 7976 1727 (

On until
25 Feb 2018
Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sheer folly – fanciful buildings of Britain
Featuring original paper collages, scraper boards and prints, this exhibition takes inspiration from fantastical and fanciful buildings across the UK, including in the artist’s native North Yorkshire and YSP’s 500-acre, 18th-century parkland. All works are available to buy.
Dates: 11 November 2017-25 February 2018
Open: Daily except Christmas Eve and Day 10am-5pm
Where: West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4JX
Contact: 01924 832631 (

On until
28 Feb 2018
The British Library, London - Harry Potter: a history of magic
Rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the
traditions of folklore and magic that are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Plus original drafts and drawings by J K Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay.
Dates: till 28 February 2018
Open: Mon-Thurs 9.30am-8pm; Fri 9.30am-6pm;
Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Tickets: £16 adults; £8 child and student; £11 senior;
£5 unemployed or disabled
Where: 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Contact: 0330 333 1144 (

On until
08 Apr 2018
V&A, London - Winnie-the-Pooh: exploring a classic
A multi-sensory and playful exhibition exploring the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Dates: 9 December 2017-8 April 2018
Open: daily 10am-5.30pm; Fri 10am-9.30pm
Where: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Contact: 020 7942 2000 (

On until
01 Sep 2018
Discover Children’s Story Centre, London - A world inside a book: gruffalos, dragons and other creatures
An immersive exhibition of the work of children’s author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Dates: till September 2018
Open: Session times vary. Check website for details.
Tickets: £8 adult/child; £22 family of four
Where: 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ
Contact: 020 8536 5555 (