Including painting, sculpture, photography and film from 1900 to the present day our new exhibition reveals the different ways in which artists have been influenced by Lewis Carroll’s curious tales and their iconic characters.  Expect to see works by a diverse range of artists including Max Ernst, Peter Blake, Yayoi Kusama, Anna Gaskell and Annelies Strba. The exhibition is also a rare opportunity to view the original manuscript written in 1864 as a present for ten year old Alice Liddell alongside Carroll’s drawings and photographs.

Alice in Wonderland Tell us what you think

Alice in Wonderland curatorial team: Head of Exhibitions – Gavin Delahunty, Guest Curator – Christoph Benjamin Schulz, Assistant Curator – Eleanor Clayton

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Christoph Benjamin Schulz Guest Curator - Alice in Wonderland

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Penny Rea

I visited the exhibition yesterday with my daughter (aged 30). We enjoyed the variety of the exhibition and the multimedia approach although could not always follow the thought processes leading to some of the work (eg neon signs) which were nevertheless interesting in their own right.

The section displaying the various illustrations of the book was especially interesting and the Dali illustrations were wonderful. We had previously seen the giant table and chairs earlier in the year and agreed that such a sculpture would have added to the experiential impact.

We understood from the literature and from a recommendation from a friend what we would see, that it would take time to explore all aspects. We found it fascinating and look forward to future exhibitions.
Many thanks

Marian Bingham

Four of us visited the exhibition on Sunday - ranging in age from 20 to 70 - and all had the same impression. Whilst we enjoyed the displays directly associated with the book we felt some of the other exhibits had a fairly tenuous connection if any at all.
We also felt the space seemed unfairly distributed with some areas having very few exhibits whilst the book illustration section was difficult to see properly as the displays were stacked vertically. It was impossible to see the detail of the wood print blocks as they were so poorly lit.