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.