We are delighted to announce that Geoffrey Beare will deliver our next Expert Talk ‘Heath Robinson’s Shakespeare Illustrations’.
His talk will address the importance of Shakespeare’s plays to the development of his career as an illustrator. It will illustrate the wide range of styles and formats that he employed from 1902 to 1944.
It will include the first commission for which he was able to illustrate in full colour and his greatest achievement as an illustrator.
Geoffrey Beare is Collections and Exhibitions Manager at the Heath Robinson Museum. He is chairman of the Imaginative Book Illustration Society (IBIS) and edits and designs the Society’s publications. He is curator of the current exhibition.
Programme for the evening
There will be a reception with drinks and nibbles in the Museum from 6:30pm. The talk will start at 7pm in the Verden Gallery. The Museum galleries and shop will be open during the reception and again after the talk until 8.30pm to give those attending an opportunity to enjoy the exhibitions.