Gillray’s timeless cartoons

May 16, 2012 in Events, News

The Plumb Pudding in Danger by James Gillray @ member Pete Dredge was interviewed on the subject of the political cartoonist James Gillray for the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show in the East Midlands: Watch it here

Pete visits a new exhibition of Gillray’s work at the Nottingham Contemporary gallery and talks about how the 18th-century cartoonist’s work strikes a chord with modern audiences with its parallels to today’s events.

The free exhibition runs until July 1 — click here for details. To tie in with the exhibition there is also a series of talks, The Critical Currency of Caricature, which looks at the relationship between cartoons and politics.

James Gillray on gout cartoon @

The Gout by James Gillray @

2 responses to Gillray’s timeless cartoons

  1. Televisual fame at last, Pete! Expect offers of modelling, fronting  adverts for lawn mowers etc to come flooding in.

  2. Oooh… all that luvverly cross-hatching… ecstasy…!

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