House of Illustration

House of Illustration

Charity information

House of Illustration

House of Illustration is an independent arts organisation, passionate about promoting and celebrating illustration in all its forms.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    House of Illustration is the UK's only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration, with a creative programme of exhibitions, talks and events.

    Founded by Sir Quentin Blake and opened in July 2014 at the heart of the King's Cross regeneration area, it is the place to see, learn about and enjoy illustration in all its forms; from advertisements to animation, picture books to political cartoons and scientific drawings to fashion design.

    A registered charity, House of Illustration identifies and promotes new illustration talent, commissions new work and has a pioneering illustrator-led learning programme for all ages.

  • Aims

    House of Illustration aims to:

    • Nurture new illustration talent and become a creative hub for emerging artists working in every aspect of illustration.
    • Educate the public in the art of illustration, in particular by operating a gallery and learning space open to the public.
    • Be a flagship centre promoting illustration and its vital role in communication and the arts.
    • Actively engage young people, families and the general public through our learning programme.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1095210

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 02036962022

    Address: 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH

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  • Providing access to the arts for disabled children

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