Embrace silliness and satire through the drawings of the whimsical wartime cartoonist, Heath Robinson.
A technically excellent illustrator, Heath Robinson is known as much for his humour and wit as for his fine skill in drawing. Straight-faced individuals partaking in silly activities underpinned his humour, embracing exaggeration and absurdity to expose an underlying social commentary. Heath Robinson is particularly known for his work during the First and Second World Wars, challenging enemy propaganda with irony and bringing lightness and relief to a country suffering under the horrors of war.
Discover the surprising breadth of his work, from fine illustrations to silly sketches made between 1905-1943. The exhibition will chart the development of Robinson’s style and subject matter during his long career, celebrating how he used humour to belittle pomposity and pretention in a time of social and political turmoil.