Dive into the realms of fantasy
David Hockney’s work is part of an exhibition inspired by
fantasy, fairy tales and nursery rhymes at Canterbury’s Sidney
From Grimm to Reality is a collection of artworks looking at how
a child’s imagination and the real world are connected by
A key work is Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the
Brothers Grimm by Yorkshireman David Hockney, one of the most
influential British artists alive.
It sits alongside Paula Rego’s nursery rhyme etchings and Anya
Gallaccio’s Preserve Beauty. Other highlights include Jane Edden’s
Ideal Home sculptures, Tessa Farmer’s Miniature Worlds, Joel Ely’s
Thinking Bear, Ana Maria Pacheco’s Misfortunes of a Sardine and
Susanna Majuri’s fantastical photographic landscapes, pictured
The Sidney Cooper Gallery’s curator Hazel Stone said:
“Imagination and art are intrinsically linked.
“Visitors to this exhibition will see a range of works which
engage with the rich tradition of storytelling, which has been
passed down by generation to generation. From Grimm to Reality
identifies and explores the imagery of this tradition making
connections that maintain and echo the magic of these childhood
stories, whilst unfolding new narratives, characters and places for
the viewer to encounter.”
The exhibition follows the 200th anniversary last month of the
first publication of the Brothers Grimm collection of fairy
It opens on Friday, January 11 and runs until Saturday,
February 9. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission free. For more
information call 01227 453267.
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