Kerry Dilks at Erewash Museum


Exquisite children’s book illustrations by Ilkeston artist Kerry Dilks feature in a new exhibition which has opened at Erewash Museum’s Lally Gallery.

Inspired by artists like Raymond Briggs and Quentin Blake, Kerry has written and illustrated her own rhyming picture book.

Framed images and text from Kerry’s book are being displayed around the gallery.

The idea was developed from her love of eating cake and the enjoyment of sharing a sweet treat with friends and family.

Kerry draws on experiences from her childhood, as well as being inspired by her nieces and nephew, to create her work using pen and watercolour.



Erewash Borough Council’s Cllr Mike Wallis said: “This is a wonderful exhibition by Kerry, an artist who has lived in Ilkeston all her life.

“Young and old alike will love the illustrations and reading the rhyming text that brings the story to life.”

The Kerry Dilks exhibition is at the Lally Gallery throughout the summer, until Tuesday 20th August.

Erewash Museum is in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from Market Place.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (10am-4pm) and Monday to Saturday during school holidays.

Admission is free.


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