Please note: our Wild About Colour exhibition is CLOSED  25 & 26 March and 1 & 2 April due to Oxford Literary Festival Events

Wild about Colour

Illustration of owl by Brian Wildsmith

In the early Sixties Brian Wildsmith’s prize-winning ABC changed children’s illustration for ever with its vivid use of colour. He went on to create over 80 dazzling and dramatic picture books which have delighted young readers and won admirers across the world.

Wild about Colour explores the kaleidoscopic imagination of the late Brian Wildsmith and features a dozen modern illustrators who share his passion for paint.

Ian Beck – Anthony Browne – Emma Chichester Clark – Helen Cooper – Jo Empson – Michael Foreman – Mini Grey – David McKee – Korky Paul – Jane Ray – Emily Sutton – Shaun Tan.

Feast your eyes on jungles and farmyards, rockets and rainbows, then draw a roar, make colour waves and add your own wild card to our giant picture patchwork.

Please note that there may be times when this exhibition is unavailable due to other programmed activities. Please call ahead to check or ask at the front desk on arrival. The exhibition will be closed for the weekends of 25 & 26 March 2017 and 1 & 2 April 2017 due to the Oxford Literary Festival. The exhibition is also closed on Saturday 15 July 2017 due to a private event.