In the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House between 21 October 2021 – 6 March 2022, step into the pages of the comic and take a trip into Beanotown to explore how this beloved icon of British comics has fired up successive generations to break the rules, while discovering artists who push boundaries in their own original and wonderful ways.
Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules at Somerset House
Come face to face with the Beano gang - including Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and the Bash Street Kids – through original comic artwork and amazing artefacts, plundered from the Beano’s archive.
The exhibition is curated by artist and lifelong Beano fan Andy Holden, who gathers today’s greatest creative rule breakers, including writers, musicians, painters, sculptors and photographers. Each creative revels in their own spirit of rebellion.
So whether you want to be inspired by fearless artistic mavericks, revisit a much loved childhood comic masterpiece or explore the Beano’s larger than life characters, this exhibition will prove that there really is no age limit on the art of breaking the rules.
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