An exhibition of designs for opera, ballet and film by leading cartoonist Gerald Scarfe
Gerald Scarfe is the UK’s most prominent political cartoonist, known for his acerbic and uncompromising satire – his work has appeared in The Sunday Times for 50 years. Scarfe’s unmistakable characters and worlds have also been given life on stage and screen. From Pink Floyd’s The Wall (1979) to English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker (2002), this is the first UK touring exhibition to explore his extensive work in film, opera and ballet design. Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen will feature more than 100 preliminary sketches, storyboards, photographs, ephemera, costumes, set pieces and animation cels.
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen is a touring exhibition from House of Illustration www.houseofillustration.org.uk
Image: English National Ballet – The Nutcracker, Drosselmeyer and Nutcracker character design © Gerald Scarfe