This exciting new exhibition runs from 15 October 2011 to 11 December 2011 at the award-winning Compton Verney in Warwickshire.
The exhibition brings together nearly 60 works from four of Quentin’s projects in hospitals, both in the UK and France. All the works are displayed as giclee prints, just as they appear in their hospital settings.
‘Our Friends in the Circus’, showing older people engaged in a variety of circus activities, come from the works at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, where the ward they are displayed in caters for older mental health patients.
In contrast, ‘Ordinary Life in Vincent Square’ is a series of drawings which are a kind of celebration of everyday life in 2010; depicting characters feeding birds, walking a dog, painting a self-portrait and a host of other activities, to enliven the walls of an Eating Disorders Unit.
Works from the maternity hospital in Angers, France, Quentin’s biggest hospital project to date, show mothers and babies swimming together underwater. The hospital opened its doors to expectant mothers in early October 2011.
Planet Zog – The Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre, South Harrow, which caters for young people, has been displaying Quentin’s prints ofyoung people and aliens in its corridors since 2007.
Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to visit a specially commissioned family room decorated with prints of Quentin’s illustrations for Roald Dahl’s books and his recent designs for wallpapers produced by Osborne & Little.
For more details, visit http://www.comptonverney.org.uk