Hull Central Library is proud to be hosting the popular exhibition of Quentin’s portraits of ten of Roald Dahl’s most iconic characters, first on show at the British Library in London in 2016-2017.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, Sir Quentin Blake has produced new portraits of ten of Dahl’s most famous characters – the large watercolour and pencil portraits include heroes such as Matilda, Charlie Bucket and Sophie & The BFG, together with some of Roald Dahl’s gruesome creations such as The Twits.
The premise is that all the characters have been invited to sit for their portrait, rather than appearing to illustrate scenarios as they are usually seen in Dahl’s much-loved books.
Describing his project Quentin said: “The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits ask you to imagine that a number of Dahl’s characters have been invited to come and sit for their portrait; they are depicted, not quite as they appear in the illustrations, but more formally. The perceptive spectator may notice that one celebrated couple declined to appear together, and another formidable personality obviously disapproved of the whole venture. Nevertheless, I hope visitors will be happy to see this group of well-known characters treated as though they were real people – which, of course, to many of us they are.”
Quentin Blake’s Roald Dahl centenary portraits are available to view in the Hull Central Library Exhibition Room.
Please note, Hull Central Library’s opening hours vary day to day. Please check their opening times. On Friday the café and exhibition are open until 3.30pm.
Join illustrator and cartoonist Calvin Innes at libraries across Hull as he leads a series of illustration workshops inspired by the work of Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl (Ages: 7+)
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|Wednesday||1pm – 7.30pm (Learning Centre to close at 5pm)|
|Thursday||9.30am – 7.30pm (Learning Centre to close at 5pm)|
|Friday||9.30am – 1pm|
|Saturday||10am – 4pm|