Thursday, 28 July 2011

Faeries, goblins and.....wookies?

I spent some time in schools recently working on a project for Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The exhibition is now up and you can see the work done by transition year students. We based the project on the Cottingley Fairies, the kids drew their own fairies and what not and then were photoshopped into a picture with their creations. As well as the traditional fairies, goblins, and pixies we also had some more unexpected characters like a cyclops, many unicorns and even some wookies! One finished piece was selected from each tutor group to form the mini exhibition.
The main exhibition is 'The truth about faeries' and features some exquisite illustrations, including work by two of my all time favourite illustrators, Arthur Rackham and Heath Robinson. They've also got the lovely old Ladybird book paintings and the flower fairy illustrations.
The exhibition runs until 23rd December.

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