A group of talented Middlesex University illustration graduates are hosting an exhibition inspired by circuses, freak shows and fairs from 18-23 September.
The illustrators will draw visitors into a world of enchantment and wonder with their images of acrobats, tigers, ringmasters, elephants and conjoined twins which make up the exhibition titled ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. The event will be held at The Gallery on the Corner, Battersea, and visitors will be treated to an immersive circus experience complete with music, window display and a shop stocked with a wide range of prints and crafts.
The team titled The Drawn Chorus Collective is made up of a mixture of 24 seasoned illustrators and new illustrative talent. It includes award winning illustrators who have had work published in The Guardian, The Economist, The Times and the Harvard Business Review.
Middlesex University illustration graduate Alex Moore who will be exhibiting said: “For the show, The Drawn Chorus Collective has drawn inspiration from the greatest circuses, freak shows and fairs literature has to offer, featuring work based on authors ranging from the whimsical musings of Dr Seuss to the dark writings of Angela Carter.”
“Compared to the buzzing studio environment we had at Middlesex, working in the real world can be a pretty isolated experience. Over the course of the three years we spent at University we formed strong bonds and wanted to find a way to preserve that after leaving University. Consequently earlier this year, Drawn Chorus was born,” added Alex.
The exhibition will take place at The Gallery on the Corner, 155 Battersea Park Road, London SW8.
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Photo: Alex Moore's illustration