House of Illustration

The House of Illustration is the world’s first centre dedicated to the art of illustration in all its forms.

Our aim is to put illustration centre stage and give it the attention it deserves, revealing the creative processes behind illustration and the way in which it impacts on our daily lives. We want to inspire young people to create illustrations for the world of tomorrow, generate excitement and spark imagination about illustration.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

10am - 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays

Admission charges

Please check before visiting

Getting there

The nearest underground station is King's Cross – take the Regent's Canal exit. Turn right to join King's Boulevard, a pedestrian route going north. Cross over the road and the canal at the top of the Boulevard, and Granary Square is directly in front of you. Head towards the north-east corner and House of Illustration is the smaller building on the right.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies

  • 3 February — 14 May 2017 *on now

Jo Brocklehurst's figurative paintings from fetish clubs document experiments with sex, androgyny and couture that later inspired the mainstream fashion collections of Jean Paul Gaultier, while her best-known portraits from the 1980s offer a raw, beautiful and female perspective on punk.

Co-curated by her model and muse Isabelle Bricknall, the exhibition also features her drawings of Berlin’s 1990s performing arts scene for the Berliner Zeitung newspaper, alongside clubland-inspired interpretations of Alice Through the Looking Glass.


"Come for the punks, stay for the reinterpretation of a classic novel." The Observer (We Love 19/01/17)

"This is transgression at its most stylish." The Telegraph (Critical List 28/01/17)

"This new exhibition shows unseen portraits - many thought lost - of caberet artists, bohemians, new romantics, punks, drag queens and fetish fans... The most inventive extremes of London's clubland became Brocklehurst's catwalk." New York Times

"Brocklehurst's work is a vital, insider's chronicle of outsider movements that were considered subversive, and yet would become hugely influential." Metro

"Vibrant illustrations... immortalising a flamboyant subculture." The Guardian

Admission

Adult: £7.50
Concession: £5
Child: £4
Family: £18

Website

http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/jo-brocklehurst-nobodies-and-somebodies

Getting there

The nearest underground station is King's Cross – take the Regent's Canal exit. Turn right to join King's Boulevard, a pedestrian route going north. Cross over the road and the canal at the top of the Boulevard, and Granary Square is directly in front of you. Head towards the north-east corner and House of Illustration is the smaller building on the right.

House of Illustration
2 Granary Square
King's Cross
London
N1C 4BH
England

Website

www.houseofillustration.org.uk

Telephone

020 3696 2020

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