Childhood Books Inspire New Exhibition

June 07, 2018 - 8:00am

Childhood Books Inspire New Exhibition

Ladybird books have inspired the latest exhibition at Lancaster’s Dukes gallery.

Husband and wife artists, Simon Nixon and Siân Peters have joined forces to stage Things We Do which runs until June 30.

Simon, who is The Dukes Deputy Front of House Manager, has been a practising artist for more than 20 years and the illustrations in Ladybird books have often influenced his work in terms of their simple use of colour and form.

For Siân, the collages on display combine her love of the Ladybird books which she read as a child, vintage graphics, illustrations and ephemera.

The couple have produced so many collages and paintings that the exhibition also spills out into The Dukes café bar.

Things We Do can be viewed during normal Dukes opening hours. If you are making a special trip to see it, call the Box Office as sometimes the gallery is used for other activities.

For more information, ring the Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit