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Here Be Dragons
August 25, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Victoria Art Gallery’s family oriented summer show pays homage to the mystical dragon, through images created by some of the world’s best children’s illustrators and writers, from Chris Riddell (Ottaline and Goth Girl) and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) to Quentin Blake and Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon).
Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 8th October 2017
The worlds of literature, film and art, both past and present, demonstrate the enduring popularity of the dragon as magical creature, fearsome fire-breather, insomniac guardian of treasures, and scaly flying serpent. A creature to be loved and loathed, perhaps, but never cuddled, stroked or offended!
Visitors to this awe-inspiring exhibition can expect to encounter a veritable Dragon’s Den – in two and three dimensions – crammed with creatures that have leapt out of their favourite books.
There will be copies of famous dragon tales to browse in a special story corner and purchase in the shop. The Gallery will also be holding exciting dragon events, workshops and storytelling sessions.
This exhibition will be guest curated by John and Gill McLay, founders of Bath Children’s Literature Festival.
Admission: £4.00 / concs. / under 21s and Discovery Card holders free