Down The Rabbit Hole

3 April - 2 August 2004
BHP Community Trust Gallery


Charles Blackman, Triptych Alice
© Charles Blackman, Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2004

'Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'

So begins the classic story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, a story that has entertained generations of children and adults for over 100 years. This exhibition played around with some of the elements of Alice's story - in particular the weird distortions of space, time and scale that Alice encounters when she disappears down the rabbit hole.

William Robinson's 'Creation' series used a strange perspective to depict the Australian landscape whilst Clarice Cliff's 'Bizarre' tea and coffee set is really nowhere near as bizarre as Gladys Nilsson's 'Summer beauties some are not'. 

Central space in the exhibition hall was used by both adults and children to explore art and ideas through story and artwork related activities. Down the Rabbit Hole was intended to be a fun and informative presentation for all ages and we hope you enjoyed it.

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