Raymond Briggs - A Retrospective

The first ever retrospective of one of the most important and popular author-illustrators of all time.

16 May 2021 midnight to 17 August 2021 midnight

The Bear Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective, on tour from House of Illustration, is the first ever exhibition dedicated to the author-illustrator behind some of the most popular and influential children’s books and graphic novels ever published. Hampshire Cultural Trust is delighted to be the inaugural venue of the tour.

This long-awaited retrospective will show never-before-seen material from Briggs’ personal archive, revealing the origins of titles that have become household favourites, literary classics and international phenomena.

The exhibition includes over 100 original artworks from iconic books, celebrating Briggs as an exceptional draughtsman, typographer and storyteller. Find your favourites including, Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age (2001), Ethel & Ernest: A True Story (1998), Fungus the Bogeyman (1977) and The Snowman (1978).

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective is a touring exhibition from House of Illustration


Window page spread, The Bear © Raymond Briggs 1994