Fairy Tale

Art that retells and relives fairy tales

Installation by Paul Morrison at The New Art Gallery Walsall, photo: Jonathan Shaw

Etchings by Kiki Smith (and paintings by Vanessa Jane Phaff beyond), installed at Chapter, photo: Marc Arkless

Paintings by Vanessa Jane Phaff installed at Chapter, photo: Mark Arkless

Photographs by Janaina Tschäpe installed at Chapter, photo: Mark Arkless

Video installation by Annelies Štrba at The New Art Gallery Walsall, photo: Jonathan Shaw

Installation by Peter Callesen at The New Art Gallery Walsall, photo: Jonathan Shaw

Commissioned by Deborah Robinson at The New Art Gallery Walsall and toured to Chapter, Cardiff, and Leeds City Art Gallery, 2007

Artists: Peter Callesen, Paul Morrison, Vanessa Jane Phaff, Kiki Smith, Annelies Štrba, Janaina Tschäpe

Robert Clark wrote in the Guardian:

It is typical of Kingston’s curatorial insight that she has identified areas of creativity that sidestep the fey mystifications and wacky sensationalisms of so much fantasy art and touched on introversions that typify the most poignant of fairy stories. (14.4.2007)

The exhibition received a Renaissance West Midlands Museum Award, and was seen by approximately 80,000 people.

The Fairy Tale catalogue, which includes essays by Deborah Robinson, Angela Kingston, and historian and curator Stella Beddoe, designed by Fraser Muggeridge, is available from The New Art Gallery Walsall

Fairy Tale Catalogue Essay