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Nunnington Hall Hosts A Wacky Illustration Exhibition
Nick Sharratt drawing on a wall. Photo by Nick Sharratt & Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants
Nick Sharratt, the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker books, is now the subject of a new colourful, humorous and hands-on exhibition at National Trust property, Nunnington Hall.

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants - The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt, will be opened by Nick Sharratt on Saturday 15 July and continues until Sunday 10 September. On the opening day, Nick will be spending the day at Nunnington Hall to meet young fans, sign books and share some of illustration top tips.

Exploring Nick's passion for drawing, from childhood to his current status as an internationally renowned illustrator and author, the show features many of the well-known characters that Nick has illustrated over the years. These include Tracy Beaker, Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete, as well as a host of animals, and vast quantities of food and clothing.

Photo by Nick Sharratt & Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants
Laura Kennedy, visitor experience manager at Nunnington Hall, said:
"Visitors can immerse themselves in Nick's world, find out about his childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator. They'll also be able to meet a host of the characters that he has created throughout his career.

Dressing up time. Photo by Nick Sharratt & Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants
"The exhibition includes a recreation of Nick's studio where visitors can have a go at drawing a selection of his characters using a light box, and there's a touch screen interactive where you can create your own digital 'Sharracter'. A wipe clean wall is available for everyone to have a go at drawing their own Nick Sharratt inspired picture, and young visitors, (and those that are young at heart), will enjoy dressing up in a selection of whacky costumes, including a mermaid's tail, some very fancy pants and a pineapple."

By the age of nine, Nick knew he wanted to be an illustrator and the show includes original artworks he produced at school, family photographs of him as a boy and copies of the childhood books which influenced and inspired his style and use of colour - books such as Two Can Toucan, The Giant Jam Sandwich and The General. The exhibition will also feature a selection of work from his college days as well as his first commissions and examples of his illustrations and packaging designs for well-known magazines and retailers.

His career is now focused entirely on children's books, covering all age ranges and he works with authors including Jacqueline Wilson, Jeremy Strong, Michael Rosen and Julia Donaldson, as well as producing his own books, where bright colour, bold line and humour are key elements in his work. The show also feature the hugely popular picture book 'You Choose', as well as the hilarious 'Ketchup on your Cornflakes', written and illustrated by Nick and 'Pants' by Giles Andreae.

Nunnington Hall Hosts A Wacky Illustration Exhibition, 11th July 2017, 22:12 PM