This is the first exhibition to celebrate illustrator Quentin Blake’s decades-long partnership with the author John Yeoman.
Quentin Blake has had a number of extended collaborations with writers such as Roald Dahl but the longest of all has been with John Yeoman.
It was Yeoman who first persuaded Quentin to try his hand at children’s illustration in 1960. The result, A Drink of Water, sparked their artistic relationship which has lasted for more than half a century, delivering almost 50 projects in that time.
Their most recent, All The Year Round, was published by Andersen Press in 2017. The original drawings for these and a further 10 projects Blake and Yeoman have worked on together – from picture books and short novels for children to adaptations of classic folk tales – will feature in the exhibition.