Quentin Blake: Our Friends in the Circus

Quentin was asked to produce a set of drawings for Ellington Ward, the older adults’ mental health ward at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.

He created a series of Circus characters – jugglers, tightrope-walkers, fire-eaters and clowns – all of an older age group, forming an exhibition which could be seen as celebrating the lifelong persistence of well-practised talents. The pictures were shown temporarily at South Kensington and Chelsea MHC before being hung in their permanent home at Northwick Park Hospital. The seventeen images in this project are available as high-quality individually made prints, each signed and dated by Quentin. See Shop page.

April to July 2009:
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow