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The BFG in Pictures

Art Exhibition

Exhibition Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7EW

Tel: 01904 687 687

The BFG in Pictures

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A touring exhibition from House of Illustration,
curated by Quentin Blake

The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl's classic story The BFG.

The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including rarely seen unpublished illustrations of The BFG.

These illustrations were included in first designs but then, after consultation with Dahl, were not used when the book was published for the first time in 1982. They provide a unique insight into the character development of one of the most iconic characters in children's literature.

These unpublished illustrations will be exhibited alongside the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustration, and a glimpse of a BFG that might have been…

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Road Directions

The nearest car park is on Marygate, which is five minutes' walk and has 350 spaces. Marygate is off Bootham, the A19, which is the main road into York from the north.

Public Transport Directions

The gallery is approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk from York Railway Station.

There are several bus stop on Exhibition Square, just outside the Art Gallery. This is within 150m (164yds) of the gallery.

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