You may have noticed over recent months I’m on a bit of an Alice in Wonderland thing; its having quite an influence on my assemblage and paper/book sculpture. Well if you live near Liverpool or are visiting between now and the end of January, you might beat me to an exhibition I want to go to – Alice in Wonderland at the Tate Liverpool.
“Lewis Carroll’s timeless novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, have fascinated children and adults alike since their publication over 150 years ago. Alice in Wonderland at Tate Liverpool is the first exhibition of its kind to explore how Lewis Carroll’s stories have influenced the visual arts, inspiring generations of artists. The exhibition will provide insight into the creation of the novels and the inspiration they have provided for artists through the decades.
The starting point for the exhibition is Carroll’s original manuscript, written in 1864 as a present for ten year old Alice Liddell. Carroll’s own illustrations ensured that images were central to the story, creating a visual world which took on a life of its own.
Alice in Wonderland will offer visitors a rare opportunity to view Carroll’s own drawings and photographs, alongside Victorian Alice memorabilia and John Tenniel’s preliminary drawings for the first edition of the novel”.
To find out more visit the Tate Liverpool web site at www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/