The rabbit hole is coming to South Kensington, on the 27th of June 2020 to be precise! Tickets for the highly anticipated ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’ exhibition at the V&A are now on sale. Led by award-winning designer Tom Piper, who was the creative mastermind behind the Tower of London poppies installation, ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’ is the most ambitious exhibition on the beloved children’s classic to date.
For the first time in the UK, rare art from Walt Disney’s 1951 Alice in Wonderland film, plus sketches and costumes from Tim Burton’s live-action remake will go on show for the general public. Exploring one of the most told fairy tales of all times, the exhibition will showcase the artwork that reinvented Alice for a new generation.
The creatures of Wonderland are already up to no good, spreading nonsense around the museum! The V&A needs your help to find them and restore logic before it’s too late. The Curious Trail will make up part of the V&A’s exciting family programme launching alongside the exhibitions opening on the 27th June 2020.
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“No story in English literature has intrigued me more than Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. It fascinated me the first time I read it as a schoolboy, and as soon as I possibly could, after I started making animated cartoons, I acquired the film rights to it.” Walt Disney
Walt Disney purchased the rights to the original illustrations way back in 1931, but it wasn’t until 1951 that his vision for Alice and her extraordinary and enchanting world came to light. The exhibition will display Alice’s transformation across the decades from David Hall’s unique concept drawings to the now legendary designs of Mary Blair’s 1951 animated film.
Tim Burton brought his bold and unique twist to Wonderland in 2010, which offered a fresh perspective on the Disney classic. Collaborating with the oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, Burton was the first to fully integrate live-action, CGI and fantastic 3D costumers into an Alice Film.
The artwork will be showcased alongside 300+ objects from film, music and performance to fashion, art and photography exploring the global impact of Alice as inspiration for all mediums of creative. An immersive and mind-bending journey into Alice’s world (similarly to the rabbit hole depicted on our screens) will highlight Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript, illustrations by John Tenniel, as well as exhibits from Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood and Tim Walker.
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