What Are You Like?
Self Revealing Portraits by Forty-five People In The Public Eye
A collaboration between The House of Illustration and Dulwich Picture Gallery brings together an eclectic group of public figures, each contributing a 'self-portrait' composed of their favourite things. The idea is taken from a Victorian game of describing yourself with images of your favourite things: like a self-portrait. 45 people in the public eye have been asked to illustrate their 8 favourite things from a list of 12 – their favourite animal, book, clothes, comfort, food, pastime, place, possession, music, shoes, weather and pet aversion (the thing they love to hate!)
Contributors include Quentin Blake, Andrew Marr, Brian Eno, David Adjaye, David Shrigley, Donald Urquhart, Eric Clapton, Jack Penate, Lauren Child to name a few...
In a break with the gallery tradition of the artist's name appearing with the work, the works will be uncredited allowing visitors the fun of trying to guess the creator's identity; never fear though, as any confusion will be appeased with the provision of an artist list (should the viewer wish to cheat!).
A diverse and revealing exhibition and an exciting partnership with The House of Illustration - the first gallery in the UK dedicated to celebrating the art of illustration.
Quentin Blake will do a talk about his exhibition during the Gallery Lates on 20th November, and will be signing the Gallery Christmas Card, designed this year by Quentin Blake himself.
What Are You Like? Competition on Flickr!
9 September – 15 December 2008
Be inspired by the 'What Are You Like?' exhibition. Make your own 'What Are You Lke? ' artwork. See it on the House of Illustration website - and if you win - hanging in Dulwich Picture Gallery itself and displayed on the Dulwich Picture Gallery website as well!
How to enter
All you have to do to enter the competition is to read the terms and conditions and make your own 'What Are You Like?' artwork. Find out here how to enter:-
Official Website: http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/wayl.php
Added by Dan Morelle on September 4, 2008