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Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration is the UK’s only charity for illustration – the art we experience in our everyday lives. Our exhibitions and projects celebrate illustration, support illustrators and empower people of all ages to tell their stories.

We are working on a new space for our work: a permanent national centre for illustration that will open in Clerkenwell.

Photograph of the inside of a gallery space with illustrations on the wall, a man wearing a scarf is leaning up against the wall

About Quentin

Find out more about our founder, Quentin Blake.
Illustration of five people all doing different things.

Jacqueline Ayer

Visit our online Jacqueline Ayer exhibition and discover the picture books, textiles and drawings made in Thailand in the 1950s and 60s.

New River Head research

We’re working with people to research and share the stories of New River Head, our future home in Clerkenwell.

Community projects

Read all about our co-produced projects with people in Islington.
Photograph of a child illustrating with a paint brush

Illustration at school

Bring illustration into your classroom with our in-school workshops and free teacher’s resources.