Corinna Sargood ‘Pictures & Dioramas’
23 November – 21 December
Preview: Friday 22 November, 6-8pm
Artist’s talk & live demonstrations: Wednesday 4 December, 6-8pm
Children’s day & live demonstrations: Saturday 7 December, 2-4pm
Diorama workshop (age 18+): Sunday 15 December, 11am-4pm, £45 – booking via eventbrite essential
An extraordinary collection of multilayered, painted wood dioramas, dense and brilliant embroideries, prints and artist’s books. Corinna’s work explores her life in Mexico, Peru, and the dark world of fairy tale. This show is a rare insight into some of the personal and never before publicly displayed work of this exceptional talent. We are honoured that she is sharing this private magical world with us.
The show premiers a set of brand new embroideries based on tales from the Old Testament and a totally embroidered puppet theatre that tells the history of the conquest of Mexico.
Familiar to many through her lino-cut illustrations for Angela Carter’s Virago Book of Fairytales, Corinna is showing some special hand printed and bound copies of The Tiger’s Bride. Corinna has made a family friendly colouring book for the show all about the uses of Mexican cacti.
The exhibition is full of magic, mystery, travel and history in the days leading to Christmas that will appeal to adults and children alike.