The BFG in Pictures

York Art Gallery

12 October 2018 – 24 February 2019

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Curated by Quentin Blake, this exhibition includes a series of never-before-seen works that he created to illustrate the classic Roald Dahl tale.

Cover artwork for 'The BFG' (Jonathan Cape, 1982)

Blake and Dahl's creative partnership lasted over 20 years, their collaborative might bringing to life the worlds of a madcap chocolate-maker, a child-munching crocodile and – as seen in this exhibition – a benevolent 24-foot-tall giant with superhuman hearing abilities.

As well as original artwork that readers will remember from the book, the display features a series of illustrations that were included in initial designs but not used in the final version.

Blake's insightful curation means the show also sheds light on the close relationship between illustrator and author.

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