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

Linda Kitson: Drawings and Projects

  • 3 March — 30 April 2017 *on now

Linda Kitson’s line drawings have recorded seminal moments in British history.

This exhibition charts a lifetime of putting pen to paper including her drawings on the front line of the Falklands War, as the first woman artist commissioned to accompany troops into combat. The reportage works on show lead up to her most recent, innovative ventures on the iPad.

Curated by Quentin Blake, who has known Kitson since she was first a student at the Royal College of Art.

Admission

Adult: £7.50. Concession: £5. Child: £4

Nous Vous: Three Men in a Boat

  • 18 March — 11 June 2017 *on now

Nous Vous Collective – Jay Cover, William Luz and Nicholas Burrows – have spent six months exploring the nature of collaboration as our Illustrators in Residence.

Their exhibition features 12 large-scale illustrations of Jerome K. Jerome’s classic novel Three Men in a Boat, collaboratively created using a self-built, three-person drawing machine.

House of Illustration’s annual residency is the only UK residency for graphic artists and illustrators. It supports artists to create a body of original work that challenges public opinion about what illustration can be. Supported by the Barbara and Philip Denny Charitable Trust.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult: £7.50. Concession: £5. Child: £4

Website

http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/linda-kitson-drawings-and-projects

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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