FUTURE SHOCK: 40 YEARS OF 2000 AD

FUTURE SHOCK: 40 YEARS OF 2000 AD

25 January ‒ 23 April 2017

Future Shock: 40 Years of 2000 AD celebrates a British publishing phenomenon, with a display of eighty pages of original artwork from each decade of ‘the galaxy’s greatest comic’.

            Strontium Dog Artwork by Carlos Ezquerra. Starlord No.1.-13 May 1978 ©REBELLION A/S,ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

Heroes & Villains

27 July - 30 October 2016

An exhibition of art depicting real life, the cartoon and comic world that highlights those we love and those we love to hate. Featuring political cartoons, cartoon and comic strips, and caricatures, including some selected by celebrities and members of the public.  

A Taste of Honeysett: The Acerbic Wit of Martin Honeysett

20 January - 16 April 2016

The exhibition marked the first anniversary of the death of the great gag cartoonist Martin Honeysett who died in January 2015. Honeysett is regarded as one of the sharpest and funniest British cartoonists of the last 50 years. The exhibition included examples of his work fromPrivate Eye, The Oldie and other publications.

The exhibition was accompanied by a 144pp catalogue with contributions by Ian Hislop and Richard Ingrams. To purchase, go to: www.cartoonmuseumshop.org/a-taste-of-honeysett-catalogue.ir

Gillray's Ghost: James Gillray and his influence on political cartoons

04 November 2015 - 17 January 2016

An exhibition of caricatures of James Gillray and cartoonists inspired by him to mark the 200th anniversary of his death.

On 1 June 1815, the caricaturist James Gillray died above a print shop in St James’s Street. Despite having created nearly a thousand prints about the foremost events and figures of his times, his death passed almost without notice.

Two hundred years after his death, James Gillray is once more revered as the father of political cartooning. Gillray’s Ghost shows almost seventy works, including a selection of some of Gillray’s most influential prints alongside Gillray-inspired works by, amongst others, Leslie Illingworth, ‘Vicky’ (Victor Weisz), Nicholas Garland, Peter Brookes, Steve Bell, Peter Schrank, Dave Brown, Martin Rowson, Chris Duggan, and Morten Morland.

This exhibition displayed the brilliance of Gillray's imagination and the incisiveness of his wit, qualities that have made him the ‘Old Master’ of today’s leading satirical artists.