Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milk Wood’
an exhibition of images by Sir Peter Blake
Private View Thursday 10th September 6:30pm-8:30pm
Exhibition 11th September-18th October 2015
Dylan’s Thomas’s groundbreaking 1954 ‘play for voices’, ‘Under Milk Wood’, has long echoed in the imagination of the founding father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake. Jack House Gallery is showing a selection of prints from the richly detailed sequences of 140 watercolours, pencil portraits and collages comprising the illustrations he made in response to this wonderful and much loved work.
We will also have available on sale in the gallery a limited number of the paperback books published by Enitharmon Editions as well as a De Luxe clothbound limited edition which includes a print by Sir Peter Blake.
We will be hosting an evening of readings from Under Milk Wood alongside these marvellous pictures with the kind collaboration of Richard Stride of Portsmouth’s own Groundlings Theatre Group on Thursday 1st October 6-9pm.
De Luxe Edition of ‘Under Milk Wood’
Published by Enitharmon Editions to celebrate the Centenary of the poet’s birth The De Luxe Edition of ‘Under Milk Wood’ was produced in a limited edition of just 100 clothbound copies, each accompanied by a signed original print 'The Sailors' Arms' by Peter Blake, bound by Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with the book and print housed in solanders made by Ludlow Bookbinders.
We have just one copy on sale here at Jack House Gallery for £950