Stuff and Nonsense

22 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and emerge into our extraordinary summer exhibition!  A celebration of the stuff we all like – from the bizarre to the everyday.  

All ages will be delighted by the nonsense rhymes and illustrations of Quentin Blake, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Spike Milligan; fantastical stories including Rossetti’s wombat and the Cottingley Fairies; hilarious new automata; and shrines and assemblages from local artists and community groups.  

Featuring loans from the British Library, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, TATE, Tower Hamlets Local History Archive and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Supported by the Government Indemnity Scheme and a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant from Art Fund.

(c) The British Library Board