Forthcoming Event For IBIS Members

“The Beardsley Generation”

Exhibition Visit and Curator“s Tour

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, from 2pm
Heath Robinson Museum
Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AE

IBIS members and their guests are invited to this Society visit to the new temporary exhibition of work by a generation of young artists who reshaped the art of illustration in the 1890s and the sources of their inspiration. Central to the exhibition will be the work of Aubrey Beardsley, Charles Ricketts, Laurence Housman and the Robinson brothers. Their work will be represented through original drawings, books and periodicals drawn from both public and private collections. Curator Geoffrey Beare will lead a gallery tour from 2pm. Those attending will have time to view the two galleries at the museum at their leisure. The Museum is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Pinner Station, which is just 25 minutes by train from Baker Street. There is a café on site.

Tickets £7.50 each, including admission to the Museum.

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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 details of events and exhibitions you think our members would be interested in.

Current Exhibitions

Max Gill: Wonderground Man
Until 28 April 2019
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8SP

The work of Brighton-born MacDonald Gill (1884 – 1947) is celebrated at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. "Max" Gill was a well-known illustrator, letterer, map-maker, architect and decorative artist.

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The Beardsley Generation
Until 19 May 2019
Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner

The exhibition will explore the impact that new photographic means of reproduction (process engraving) at the end of the 19th Century had on illustration. Older artists who had relied on the craft wood-engraver to work up their sketches for publication were swept aside and a new generation of artists, well versed in the requirements of process engraving, were much in demand. The new technology also resulted in an expansion in the production of illustrated books and periodicals. Central to the exhibition will be the work of Aubrey Beardsley, Charles Ricketts, Laurence Housman and the Robinson brothers.

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Future Events and Exhibitions

Mr and Mrs Ravilious
7 April to 27 October 2019
Fry Gallery, Saffron Walden

New exhibition of work by Eric and Tirzah Ravilious. A number of events are scheduled to complement the exhibition.

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Book Fair - Organised by the PBFA
6 and 7 June 2019
Fulham, London

One of the major annual bookfairs popular with collectors.

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Book Fair - Organised by the ABA
7 to 9 June 2019
Battersea, London

The high-end annual bookfair.

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Bloomsbury Book Fair - Organised by Fairs Etc
9 June 2019
Bloomsbury, London

Regular bookfair, this one timed to coincide with the annual ABA fair.

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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
17 October 2019 to 26 January 2020
National Portrait Gallery, London

A major exhibition exploring on the story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art.

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William Blake: The Artist
11 September 2019 to 2 February 2020
Tate Britain, London

With around 300 works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive overview of Blake’s achievements and ambitions across a range of media.

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