Alice in Wonderland

Tate Liverpool

4 November 2011 – 29 January 2012

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This exhibition of art linked to the writings of Lewis Carroll follows the example of the author's timeless plots and explores a host of intriguing topics.

There will be work by artists the author counted among his friends " Rossetti and Millais; works mentioned in his diaries by William Holman Hunt and Arthur Hughes; John Tenniel's preliminary drawings for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Carroll's own illustrations; and works by a host of major artists that drew inspiration from the books.This exhibition of art linked to the writings of Lewis Carroll follows the example of the author's timeless plots and explores a host of intriguing topics. There will be work by artists the author counted among his friends " Rossetti and Millais; works mentioned in his diaries by William Holman Hunt and Arthur Hughes; John Tenniel's preliminary drawings for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Carroll's own illustrations; and works by a host of major artists that drew inspiration from the books.This latter category takes the viewer on a journey through 20th-century art, beginning with the Surrealists, including pieces by Dalí, Magritte and Max Ernst and the British Surrealists, who were known as the 'Children of Alice', including Paul Nash, Roland Penrose and Conroy Maddox. Conceptual, Pop and 'psychedelic' art is represented in Alice-inspired works from Mel Bochner, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham and others, and contemporary works by artists including AA Bronson, Torsten Lauschmann and Jimmy Robert complete the journey.

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The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see Carroll's own drawings, with his photographs and photographic equipment displayed alongside Victorian Alice memorabilia, programmes from early stage adaptations, and John Tenniel's preliminary drawings for the first edition of the novel.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am - 5pm
(20 May – 18 Sep until 5.50pm)

Closed on 24 – 26 Dec and Good Fri

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)