Quentin in Action

Take a look at videos of Quentin creating and discussing his artwork.

Our featured video shows Quentin creating a large-scale mural - called 'The Taxi Driver' - at Hastings Contemporary in February 2020.  The mural forms part of the acclaimed exhibition 'We Live in Worrying Times' now on show at the Gallery.  For more details see https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/exhibition/quentin-blake-we-live-in-worrying-times/

Quentin Blake: 40 Women for Downing

Quentin Blake discusses his new exhibition of work at Downing College to celebrate the 40th anniversary (in 2020) of women being admitted as students to the College.

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Quentin Blake: the Hospital Drawings
A short film made by the Nightingale Project at an exhibition to celebrate Quentin Blake's works in hospitals 2006-2016
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Ten Minutes of Illustration

See Quentin create an artwork from rough to finished drawing, in just 10 minutes!  Filmed in 2003.

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'Artists on the Beach'
Quentin discusses his summer 2014 exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.  (The gallery is now known as Hastings Contemporary.)
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Quentin Blake: Tell Me a Picture

Short film about Quentin's techniques and curating the exhibition of that name at the National Gallery in 2001.

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Un Arbre Hospitalier

French-language video (made by AP-HP in 2008) detailing Quentin Blake's work at L'Hopital Armand Trousseau, Paris. Quentin is interviewed in the hospital and at his house in South West France.

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'Lester and the Olympic Games'

'Lester and the Olympic Games' told and drawn live on camera by Quentin Blake on BBC TV 'Jackanory' in 1977.

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'Tate Shots: Interview with Quentin Blake'

Quentin discusses his 2012 autobiography 'Beyond the Page' in this short film for Tate Publishing.

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