Quentin Blake: The Kershaw Pictures

Quentin Blake, Britain’s most celebrated illustrator, for the first time created a set of pictures especially for a hospital. These drawings were exhibited temporarily alongside some of Quentin’s  preparatory sketches in our outpatients’ department, and larger versions installed permanently in Kershaw Ward.

The Ward is an older adults’ ward, so Quentin was asked to create images of older people enjoying themselves, and produced drawings showing older people playing musical instruments, dancing, even swinging from the branches of trees!

High-quality signed prints of these images are available for sale in aid of of the Nightingale Project – see Shop page. Quentin also later made these drawings into a book, You Only Live Twice!, published by Andersen Press (also available in French and German editions from Gallimard and Carlsen).

May-September 2006:
Kershaw Ward