"Quentin Blake has selected twenty beastly works by some of the country’s finest living illustrators. Sara Fanelli presents us with some wonderfully monstrous images from Greek mythology, Emma Chichester Clark provides strange creatures to accompany Roald Dahl’s songs and verse, Axel Scheffler’s Gruffalo makes an appearance as does Raymond Briggs’ Fungus the Bogeyman." (Via www.bath.ac.uk/holburne)
Fantastic Mr Blake has also produced a series of pictures for the walls of Kershaw Ward, a ward for older adults at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre.
"The ward environment has now been transformed with the installation of a series of sixteen pictures – some of them as much as eight feet long – showing scenes of people of his own generation enjoying themselves in a world of Quentin's characteristic wit and optimism. The patients on the ward have been describing the pictures as 'an absolute joy!' or saying 'they make me smile'!
The works in the ward are enlarged facsimile prints from the artist's originals, which also allows them to be used in other hospitals. An exhibition at the Mental Health Centre (will) run until 8th September... Opening hours and other details of the exhibition are to be found on www.nightingaleproject.org." (Via quentinblake.com)
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