Term-time opening has now resumed: Tue-Thu schools only, Fri-Sun open to the public

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.

Wild About Colour is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please note that there may also 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.

Please note that this exhibition closes on Sunday 5 November 2017.