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Quentin Blake: Artist, Teacher, Healer
Ghislaine Kenyon

  • Tuesday 7 June 2016, 6.30PM to 7:10pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Author, curator and lecturer Ghislaine Kenyon explores the extraordinary work of Quentin Blake, with whom she has collaborated on ground-breaking exhibitions such as ‘Tell me a Picture’ at the National Gallery, and several hospital-based projects. Ghislaine‘s illustrated talk offers a new view of an artist who is so much more than Roald Dahl’s illustrator.

Alongside much-loved images from books such as The BFG and Zagazoo, Ghislaine discusses drawings made for hospitals, theatres, building wraps, as well as other more private settings. Join us for a unique insight into Blake’s working and studio practice and to explore the effects his work has had on audiences of all ages.

About the speaker

Ghislaine Kenyon is an author, curator and trainer.  With Quentin Blake she curated exhibitions including at the National Gallery. She produces Arts and Health projects, is an Associate Fellow of the King’s Fund and contributes to the NHS Academy’s leadership programmes. With Peter Wiegold she recently co-edited Beyond Britten: The Composer and the Community (Boydell & Brewer) and is the author of Quentin Blake in the Theatre of the Imagination (Bloomsbury).


The book will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.


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