NUNNINGTON Hall is hosting a colourful exhibition based on the work of artist Nick Sharratt.

Nick is the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books. His exhibition - Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants - The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt, will be on show until Sunday, September 10.

Exploring Nick’s passion for drawing, from childhood to his current status as an internationally-renowned illustrator and author, the show features many of the well-known characters that he has illustrated over the years, including Tracy Beaker, Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete.

Laura Kennedy, visitor experience manager at Nunnington Hall, said: “The exhibition includes a recreation of Nick’s studio where visitors can have a go at drawing a selection of his characters using a light box, and there’s a touch screen interactive where you can create your own digital ‘Sharracter’. “A wipe clean wall is available for everyone to have a go at drawing their own Nick Sharratt inspired picture, and young visitors, will enjoy dressing up in a selection of whacky costumes, including a mermaid’s tail, some very fancy pants and a pineapple.”

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