Horniman Welcomes Elmer And Friends Exhibition

Elmer will soon be arriving at the Horniman Museum in South London for their latest exhibition: ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee.

The exhibition features Elmer and the other beloved characters created by the late author and illustrator David McKee spanning 50 years, with original artworks displayed alongside cosy reading areas and dressing up opportunities.

ELMER and Friends is a touring exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books. It is the first ever major retrospective of David McKee’s striking illustrations and celebrates over 30 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.  First stop is Elmer’s world, where visitors can walk through Elmer’s jungle, encountering characters and stories along the way. As well as illustrations from the Elmer series there’s original artwork from McKee’s other children’s classics Not Now, Bernard and Mr Benn, an original storyboard of King Rollo and the opportunity to visit the fancy dress costume shop featured in Mr Benn.

ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee opens at the Horniman on Friday 21 October 2022 and will run until Sunday 16 April 2023.

For more information visit: horniman.ac.uk

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