The Liverpool Academy of Arts

Lewis Carroll and Alice

We would like to thank the Community Foundation for Merseyside for sponsoring this exhibition.  The main exhibition has over a hundred wonderfully varied paintings and sculptures on an Alice theme by Merseyside artists. In addition to this there is also a full series of paintings by June Lornie on the Alice in Wonderland story; memorabilia, photographs and details from the lives of Alice Liddell and Charles Dogson (Lewis Carroll's real name) supplied by the Daresbury Lewis Carroll society.

The Exhibition is open from 22nd July to 7th August, 12 til 4, Monday to Friday.


Tea Party

There are also a number of scenes such as the tea party above and a croquet ground. 

One of the most unusual exhibits was provided by Youth Volunteering Warrington - the giant top hat shown on the left with the king and queen of hearts.  and also the Mad Hatter's Tea House provided by Marje Smith - click on the links to see more. 

Mad Hatters Hat

Photograph by Colin Lane.


The Opening

Tea Party

The exhibition was opened by the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Liverpool, Mr and Mrs Steve Rotherham, seen officiating at a tea party on the right, together with the Leader of Liverpool City Council Councillor Warren Bradley.

Photograph by Colin Lane.

Tea Party

Alice was represented by Laura Davenport the daughter of Mr and Mrs Davenport of Davenports Florists and Farm Shop whom we met when we recently helped open their Alice themed cafe. Their premises are well worth a visit for friendly relaxed service and good quality food.

Photograph by Colin Lane.


Samples From the Exhibition

Below are images of some of the paintings and sculptures, just click on the image to see them full size in our viewer:-

The Tea Party

The Tea Party

by

Suzanne Armer

Mixed media

Height: 13 inches; Width: 9 inches;

250

Alice Wonders

Alice Wonders

by

Peter Barker

Watercolour

Height: 5 inches; Width: 6.5 inches;

14

"Who Are You?"

by

Louise Boyce

Pen and charcoal

Height: 11 inches; Width: 8 inches;

75

Alice and the Cheshire Cat

Alice and the Cheshire Cat

by

Beth Burke

Acrylic

Height: 8 inches; Width: 10 inches;

50

Through The Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass

by

John Chatterton

Mixed Media

Height: 11 inches; Width: 12 inches;

165

"Can All The Flowers Talk?"

by

Janet Cobbold

Acrylic

Height: 12 inches; Width: 10 inches;

20

White Rabbit

White Rabbit

by

Carol Crankshaw

Pen and wash

Height: 13 inches; Width: 9 inches;

50

Rocking Horse Fly

Rocking Horse Fly

by

Siobhan Cull

Mixed media

Height: 14 inches; Width: 10.5 inches;

45

"Goodbye Feet"

by

Len Ehlen

Oil on canvas

Height: 31 inches; Width: 31 inches;

480

Mad Hatter's Party

Mad Hatter's Party

by

Thomas Everett

Ceramic

Height: 13 inches; Width: 7 inches;

95

Hullabaloo in Wonderland

Hullabaloo in Wonderland

by

June Gilligan

Acrylic

Height: 9 inches; Width: 8 inches;

100

Lewis Carroll's Dream

Lewis Carroll's Dream

by

Carl Hodgson

Acrylic on canvas

Height: 23 inches; Width: 19 inches;

200

Adventures of Alice

Adventures of Alice

by

Kate Jackson

Acrylic

Height: 12 inches; Width: 12 inches;

30

Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

by

William James

Watercolour

Height: 8 inches; Width: 10 inches;

45

I Am the Egg Man - I Am The Walrus

I Am the Egg Man - I Am The Walrus

by

Granelli

Ink/acrylic

Height: 12.5 inches; Width: 20 inches;

150

This Way to Wonderland?

This Way to Wonderland?

by

Jonquil McVey

Mixed media

Height: 10 inches; Width: 6.5 inches;

50

"Step Into Wonderland"

by

Lucy Noakes

Mixed media

Height: 2 inches; Width: 10 inches;

150

The Mad Hatter's Tablecloth

The Mad Hatter's Tablecloth

by

Judith Railton

Fabric and paint with found objects

Height: 40 inches; Width: 36 inches;

150

Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter

by

Sydney F Smith

Acrylic

Height: 21 inches; Width: 17 inches;

85

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

by

Frances Walden-Jones

Pastel

Height: 16 inches; Width: 12 inches;

50

Alice in the Garden

Alice in the Garden

by

Kirsty Walker

Watercolour and Ink

Height: 11 inches; Width: 8 inches;

45