Poster cartoon by kind permission of © Richard Jolley/ Private Eye magazine.
PCO Chair human Clive Goddard writes:
“No, its ‘Not the National Portrait Gallery’ but it is right on its doorstep in a brand new gallery space at Charing Cross Library. It is an exhibition full of irreverent, funny and, in some cases, downright disrespectful caricatures and cartoons, all poking fun at the singularly human business of having a likeness made.
The show features work by just under 50 members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation (PCO) including a host of familiar cartoonists from the pages of The Guardian, The Independent, Private Eye and the rest of the British press, whose signed originals and prints will be on sale”
‘The exhibition is on from 10th-23rd September, details of location and opening times here. During the run we have two associated events:
Martin Rowson with hands on a naked Boris. Photo © Zoom Rockman
Monday 17th September 6-8pm
Discussion hosted by The Guardian cartoonist and author Martin Rowson with Chris Burke (The Times), Andy Davey (The Sun, Evening Standard, The Telegraph), Rebecca Hendin (BBC, Buzzfeed and more) and John Roberts (live event caricaturist) who all work across different fields as cartoonists, caricaturists and illustrators.
Angela Merkel by © Chris Burke
Samuel Beckett by © Andy Davey
Theresa May by © Rebecca Hendin
Amy Winehouse by © John Roberts
The talk is free but we recommend you book one of the limited places on the Westminster Libraries website.
Helen Pointer with presenter and comedian Sue Perkins. Photo © Helen Pointer
Sunday 16th September 2-4pm
An ‘Introduction to Caricature’ with Helen Pointer. Helen is a highly experienced and much in-demand caricaturist.
This is suitable for all ages.
Again the event is free but you should book one of the limited spaces via the Westminster Libraries website.
with apologies to the real National Portrait Gallery. Why not combine a visit to both!