Nick Sharratt: Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants!

This week’s theme was chosen by one of our Community Development and Event Assistants, Emily.

She says: “I actually started at Kirkby Gallery as a volunteer, and this was my very first exhibition here so it holds a special place in my heart. Also, as an avid reader of Jacqueline Wilson during my childhood, it was surreal to be surrounded by those characters! It was amazing to see so many families and children engage with the exhibition and create their own illustrations in response to it.”

The exhibition featured a wealth of Nick’s original artwork, examples of his books, larger-than-life wearable drawings, and lots of fun activities to enjoy.

Have you read any of the books that Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated, or the ones by other authors such as Jacqueline Wilson that he’s illustrated?

Nick visited Kirkby Gallery for our special event opening and met hundreds of local families and signed their books. You can see more images from Nick’s exciting exhibition here.