Quentin Blake: A Hundred Portraits

Hastings Contemporary, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW
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artwork by Sir Quentin Blake

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This spring, the legendary artist Sir Quentin Blake returns to Hastings Contemporary with an exhibition of one hundred portraits.

Every artwork will be for sale and has been philanthropically donated by Sir Quentin, our Artist Patron, with prices starting at a few hundred pounds. The portraits on display will range from large works in watercolour pencil to postcard-sized pieces in biro.

Speaking about the creative process behind these works, Quentin says, 'When I start to draw, I might have a sense of whether it will be a man or woman, young or old, but I discover the person while doing it… slowly I begin to meet the person and find out who they are.'

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Surrounded by the work of Quentin Blake, you are invited to play with a range of drawing materials and processes in our dedicated drawing space. Make your mark and use drawing as a tool to explore our exhibitions. A space for everyone of all ages and abilities, whenever the gallery is open. Materials provided.

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Hastings Contemporary (16 Mar 2024 - 8 Sept 2024)

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