Adventures in Time and Space – 60 Years of Doctor Who Art gives fans a unique chance to see a world of rare art from across the Whoniverse
A new exhibit of Doctor Who art from across the show’s history will be opening at Weston Museum this October. The exhibit is the largest collection of original and digital art from and about the programme ever in one location. It will showcase pieces that originally graced the covers of books, videos, annuals and comics. These include the original cover art for the very first Doctor Who Annual. There’s even a painting that made its debut on the show itself.
This artistic ensemble features legends like Andrew Skilleter, whose art has become as timeless as the Doctor’s adventures, and Chris Achilleos, the genius behind the iconic covers of the Target Doctor Who novels. There’s also Colin Howard, the artist responsible for many video covers, and the legendary Dave Gibbons of Marvel comics fame. More art comes from pop culture chronicler Jeff Cummins, and storyboard extraordinaire Mike Collins from Bad Wolf Studios. The line-up continues with Jessica Martin, Bill Donohoe, David McAllister, Lee Binding, Lee Sullivan, Sophie Leong, Gwen Burns, Eren Angiolini, and the dynamic duo Anthony Dry & Stuart Crouch.
As well as the artists themselves, private collectors have loaned their most precious pieces to the Weston Museum. It all gives other fans a rare chance to see them.
Weston Museum has free admission and is open to the public five days a week
And is that wasn’t enough, after your wander through six decades of Doctor Who visual history, you can take a break in the museum’s own coffee shop, named in a lovely coincidence: Clara’s Cafe. Though visitors getting disappeared into time and space might get more than their money’s worth…
Adventures in Time and Space – 60 Years of Doctor Who Art opens on the 21st of October, and runs until the 27th of January. Admission is free, and the museum is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday each week. For more details and updates, see the Weston Museum official website.