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  From Alfie to Dogger -- The Work of Shirley Hughes
18th September - 26th January 2003
 

For Shirley Hughes, the children's illustrator and author, drawing has been a lifelong passion. "Illustrating," she explains, "springs from a passion to communicate." Through her illustrated books she has communicated with hundreds of children and adults. Indeed, Dogger and Alfie are as much a part of many families as Winnie-the-Pooh. This exhibition brings together a small selection of Shirley Hughes' vast oeuvre, including sketchbooks, drawings and finished paintings. Even Dogger himself will be making an appearance.

The children's pictures in the exhibition are hung low for those of younger years and the accompanying leaflet can be enjoyed by adult and child alike. A storytelling demonstration with Shirley Hughes plus a talk with Hughes and Philip Pullman are also planned.

The exhibition is sponsored by Random House Children's Books. It coincides with the publication of A Life Drawing, Hughes' autobiography, price £19.99

 
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