A special exhibition of printmaking on the theme of Death, Dickens and Drood, to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens.
It's been a long wait. But after a year's delay we are delighted to finally exhibit entries to the much-anticipated Dickens 150 Print Open Call.
‘The Last Dream of my Soul’ will bring together the beautiful and varied work of 50 printmakers from all over the UK created especially for the exhibition.
The exhibition explores death in Dickens’ life and novels, and his long association with Medway. It includes 100 new prints and delves into the Victorian obsession with mourning etiquette with unseen Victorian funerary treasures loaned from the Guildhall Museum collection.
The works on show include cover designs for a limited-edition re-issue of part one of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood', published to accompany the exhibition.
Drood cover by Sophie Jonas-Hill