Through the Magic Mirror: The World of Anthony Browne


Please note that this exhibition has now finished.


Canterbury based Anthony Browne is a truly unique and exceptional picture book artist whose pictures often tell more of the story than the words.

Through the Magic Mirror, the World of Anthony Browne immerses visitors into Anthony’s picture book world, pushing the boundary of exhibition design for children. Visitors are greeted with life size adaptations of his work combined with original illustrations from over 30 of his picture book titles including Gorilla, Into the Forest, Zoo, Little Beauty and Willy the Champ.

Visitors can enter Anthony’s family home and meet Mum and Dad, with original family photographs and artwork from My Mum and My Dad. Then exit through the back yard where you may notice strange shapes forming from Changes. Take a stroll in the park or visit a life-size gorilla in the zoo. Visitors will then find themselves in a world of enchantment as they enter the forest where Anthony Browne’s fairytale adaptations can be found, including Hansel and Gretel, Me and You, Bear Hunt and The Tunnel. The last stop before exiting the gallery is to visit the gallery within a gallery and play Anthony Browne’s The Shape Game.


Anthony Browne

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Upcoming Special Exhibition

Lure: Kate MccGwire - Saturday 29 March to Sunday 27 April


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Of Mice and Men: Drawings by Brian Francis - Saturday 29 March to Sunday 6 July

Crafty Kids: Espression Arts - Tuesday 15 April to Wednesday 16 April 

Beautiful Birds - Thursday 17 April 2014 

Jumping Beaneys: Easter Egg Hunt - Friday 18 April 

Radio Arts Showcase - Saturday 19 April to Sunday 27 April 

Kipling & Trix - Thursday 24 April 


Exhibition organised by Seven Stories. Exhibition supported by: Arts Council England, Newcastle City Council, Northern Rock Foundation, Action for Children, Booktrust, Walker Books and Random House Children’s Books.


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