“This year is the 150th anniversary of the first telling of Alice in Wonderland. To celebrate this anniversary, Long Street Art Lovers 1932 and Gordon Froud (who has one of the biggest collections of Alice books and objects in South Africa) present an opportunity for artists to revisit their childhood. Remember your favourite chapter or characters from Alice in Wonderland or Alice’s adventures through the looking glass and let your imagination do the rest……” (from the call for participation)
and here is what i did….
my inspiration came from page 70 in my copy of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
“So she set the little creature down, and felt quite relieved to see it trot away quietly into the wood. ‘If it had grown up,’ she said to herself, ‘it would have made a dreadfully ugly child’ but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.’ And she began thinking over other children she knew, who might do very well as pigs, and was just saying to herself, ‘If one only knew the right way to change them-‘”
Happy birthday to Alice and thank you for entertaining kids and pigs alike…..
This exhibition opens on the 3rd of October and run until the 16th of October if you are in the Pretoria area, or visit Long Street Art Lovers 1932’s facebook page for more info.