Quentin Blake: Drawn to Water (part 1)

At: WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Co Down, BT23 6EA

14 October 2023 - 8 December 2023

More info: https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie/whats-on/drawn-to-water-quentin-blake-exhibition-part-1-1

As part of the 'Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT' partnership, visitors to Castle Espie Wetland Centre can enjoy a unique opportunity to explore some lesser-known works from Quentin’s personal archive, on display at the centre's gallery. 

The exhibition of 54 of Quentin Blake’s wetland-themed prints has been divided into two parts that will be available to enjoy at different times throughout the autumn and winter. Part 1 includes 29 of Quentin Blake’s prints with part 2 (6 Jan to 24 Feb) offering the chance to see a further 25 prints. The exhibition provides a unique glimpse into Quentin’s passion for wetlands and wildlife. 

Discover beautiful illustrations on display using everything from pens, inks and washes to quills from the birds he has illustrated to help bring their subjects to life, all rendered in Quentin’s distinctive style. 

If you’re inspired by Quentin’s illustrations, make sure you collect one of the WWT's seasonal guides full of his unique drawings and explore their wonderful wetlands. And if you’re feeling creative, there are a whole host of art and illustration activities to spark the imaginations of all ages and abilities.