Event details

  • Sat 3 March 2018 to Sun 20 May 2018
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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Image Credit: Cover artwork for ‘The BFG’ (Jonathan Cape, 1982) © Quentin Blake

Grab your Frobscottle and join us for a fun family friendly exhibition of the magical illustrations that brought the BFG to life!  This exhibition was curated by Quentin Blake and  features 40 of his original artworks, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG.

The exhibition is presented courtesy of the House of Illustration and includes unpublished illustrations which will be exhibited for the first time alongside the final illustrations for the book. The exhibition includes some of the first designs for the character providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustrator, and a glimpse of a BFG that might have been.

The exhibition will run alongside a programme of family activities from arts and crafts to our very own version of Dream Country!

Find out more about our family activities associated with the exhibition:

The BFG in Pictures is a touring exhibition from House of Illustration.