Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

22 Jun 2018

"The white rabbit and his friend discuss what they should do about Alice's "condition"'

Charlotte Self

Maggie Taylor through the Looking Glass of Alice

 "When There's Anybody Worth Talking To"

"Maggie Taylor is a photographer and digital artist who works as a tailor, dressing Alice in many veils through her delicate and mysterious views of magic wonderlands. Playing with poetic strangements of surrealist inspiration, the Alices by Taylor overflow the predictable stability of Alice’s fixed identity in a paradox between the constant flux of transformations and the photographic stillness depicting a child who cannot grow. Her Alices are different girls in every image, between multiple photos carefully chosen in an old album of invented memories. Alice becomes both everybody and nobody. We witness magic tricks in illusionist strategies, playing with the codes of stage photography and representational devices like curtains, frames, stages and trompe l’oeil landscapes. Who is dreaming?" (Adriana Peliano about Wonderland illustrated by Maggie Taylor) 

19 Jun 2018

18 Jun 2018


"Rabbit Hole Metaphor for the conceptual path which is thought to lead to the true nature of reality. Infinitesimally deep and complex, venturing too far down is probably not that great of an idea."

... So close your eyes, and listen to the rhythm of the drum, mirroring the beat of your heart. Imagine yourself in a sacred meadow, peering into a wide crack in the earth. Are you ready to journey through the rabbit hole?" source

150 Alices Falling Together by Lewis Carroll Society of Brazil

15 Jun 2018

In Conversation: John Vernon Lord and Chris Riddell at House of Illustration

"Following the opening of John Vernon Lord: Illustrating Carroll and Joyce, the award-winning author-illustrator is joined by Chris Riddell to reflect on the exhibition which features his extraordinary work for five books including Finnegan’s Wake, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Ulysses."

 “As you will see in this exhibition, the pages of John’s notebooks are filled with complex, intricate visual incantations; calligraphy, foliage and geometric shapes entwine in astonishing profusion, demonstrating John’s wizardry with the medium of black ink on paper.” – Chris Riddell

"John Vernon Lord has been working as an author-illustrator for nearly 50 years. He has illustrated many classic texts by Aesop, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, as well as his own stories, and he was also a distinguished lecturer and teacher of illustration for 45 years until his retirement."