Exhibition

Quentin Blake: Airborne

18 Jan 2020 – 22 Mar 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 17:00
Thursday
11:00 – 17:00
Friday
11:00 – 17:00
Saturday
11:00 – 17:00
Sunday
11:00 – 17:00

Hastings Contemporary

Hastings
England, United Kingdom

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Sir Quentin Blake (b. 1932) is an internationally celebrated artist and illustrator, and Hastings Contemporary’s Artist Patron. Airborne is the latest in an ongoing series of artworks Blake has created for the gallery, all featuring wonderful creations and characters in his distinctive style.

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Blake has collaborated with writers including Will Self, Michael Rosen, David Walliams, Joan Aiken and Roald Dahl, and has written and illustrated many of his own books. He was the first Children’s Laureate and has won lots of prizes and awards, including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2007 Blake was made an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur, the highest French order of merit, and he received a knighthood in 2013. Blake lives and works in London and Hastings.

‘Blake is beyond brilliant. He is anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious … lavish in the details when he feels like it. He can tell wonderful stories without a single word … I’ve never met a child who didn’t love Quentin Blake.’

Melanie McDonagh, Daily Telegraph

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