IBIS Meetings

Autumn Meeting: Ian Beck speaking on Harold Jones
4 October 2018, Art Workers’ Guild, London

The meeting is timed to allow a private view of a unique exhibition of work by Harold Jones,
hosted by Jennings Fine Art.

Full details will be available later in the year

The following events and exhibitions have come to our notice. Although some of these are not specifically related to book illustration, we think they might be of particular interest to IBIS members. We welcome suggestions for anything you think we might include on this page.

Current Exhibitions

“Colours More Than Sentences”
Illustrated Editions of The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Until 8 June 2018
Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6AF

An exhibition of illustrated editions of Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Curated by Michael Seeney for the Department of English, University of Reading and the Berkshire Record Office.

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Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship. English Artist Designers 1922-1942
Until 10 June 2018
Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Based on new research and telling a previously untold story, this exhibition (previously shown at the Towner Art Gallery) chronicles the personal and professional relationships between Ravilious and artist-designers such as Paul Nash, John Nash, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman, Eileen Tirzah Garwood, Thomas Hennell, Douglas Percy Bliss, Peggy Angus, Helen Binyon, Diana Low, and one of his closest friends, Edward Bawden.

Ravilious & Co brings together nearly 500 paintings, prints, drawings, engravings, books, ceramics, wallpapers, and textiles – many rarely shown and previously unknown – and highlights key moments in the artists’ lives and work from first meetings at the Royal College of Art, to the evolution of their artistic practices into commercial and industrial design.

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Events and Future Exhibitions

Quentin Blake: Voyages to The Moon and The Sun
4 May to 30 September 2018
House of Illustration, London

The first ever exhibition of Quentin Blake’s illustrations for this French literary classic, coinciding with The Folio Society’s publication of a new edition. Cyrano de Bergerac’s 17th century tale of space travel inspired many of fiction’s greatest fantasy adventures.

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Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art
25 May to 30 September 2018
House of Illustration, London

Enid Marx is regarded as one of the artists who defined mid-20th century design. Over 150 works, many previously unseen, show her progression from hand-printed textiles to industrially-produced weaves, including her 1930s seating pattern for London Transport.

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Edward Bawden (Exhibition)
28 May to 9 September 2018
Dulwich Picture Gallery

This exhibition will bring together 170 works to re-introduce Bawden as a hugely versatile artist, who effortlessly pushed the boundaries between fine and commercial art. It will be the first to show the full breadth of Bawden’s artistic output, covering each of the many disciplines he mastered over his 60-year career, as well as exploring his lesser-known achievements as a fine artist.

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Posy Simmonds: Original Artwork and Unseen Sketches
16 June to 9 September 2018
House of Illustration

A rare chance to see artwork and unseen sketches by renowned illustrator and writer Posy Simmonds. There are over 50 works on show from witty cartoons; delightful illustrations from her children’s books and original drawings from her graphic novels including the popular Tamara Drew and Gemma Bovery. Free Admission.

Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA>

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Standing a Little Outside Life
Edward Bawden and his Friends and Followers
18 to 23 June 2018
Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London, SE1 7HT

An exhibition of works by Edward Bawden, together with artists and designers with whom he studied. In addition, over twenty contemporary artists, illustrators and designers will each unveil a new work especially commissioned for this exhibition.

A number of the artists will be in attendance on 23 June, between 14:00 and 16:30.

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John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce
13 July to 4 November 2018
House of Illustration

John Vernon Lord’s pen and ink drawings are rich with metaphor, pattern and codes. This exhibition features his extraordinary work for five books including Finnegan’s Wake, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Ulysses.

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Women in Print: Enid Marx and her Contemporaries
17 September 2018
House of Illustration, London

An inspiring, informal study day considers the legacies of those women whose work shaped the graphic art and textle design of the last century, celebrating the work of Enid Marx and her peers Peggy Angus, Barbara Jones, Mabel Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher (Barron and Larcher).

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