Inner Monsters Exhibition

Inner Monsters Exhibition

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Illustrators' drawings of their own inner monsters - inspired by Not Now, Bernard by David McKee.

Open all day, free with your Session Pass.


Celebrating 40 years of David McKee’s iconic picture book Not Now, Bernard, illustrators including Rob Biddulph, Posy Simmonds, Chris Riddell, Lydia Monks, Axel Scheffler, Marion Deuchars and Tony Ross have created unique pieces based on their own ‘Inner Monster’ or Bernard’s famous purple monster in the garden – be careful, get too close and they might eat you, all up!

Famous illustrators are joined by participants from Pathways, a 2 year programme for illustrators from backgrounds which are underrepresented in children’s publishing. 13 artists from the programme took part, with many displaying their art for the first time.

The exhibition will run in Discover’s 1st Floor Storytelling Room when we reopen on Friday 4 September. Entry is free with your 2-hour Session Pass.

All of the pieces in this exhibition, plus many more are currently being auctioned online to raise money for Action For Children, you can see them all and make a bid at:



Axel Scheffler

Rob Biddulph

Lydia Monks

Chris Riddell

Tony Ross

Marion Deuchars

Satoshi Kitamura

Onyinye Iwu

Posy Simmonds

David Mckee

Graham Carter

Margaret Sturton

Robert Starling

Zehra Hicks

Mei Matsuoka

Fiona Lumbers

David Roberts

Alex T Smith

Pathways illustrators:

Hannah Jayne Lewin

Rosa Doyle

Jacinta Read

Zhi Ling Lee

Ananya Rao-Middleton

Sahar Haghgoo

Glory Alozie

Chanté Timothy

Lillian Ip-Koon

Holly Bushnell

Chioma Ince

Moonlie Fong-Whittaker

Za Othman