Fairy tales brought to life in exhibition

Which fairy tale

So which fairy tale is this taken from?

CHILDREN will get a glimpse of their favourite fairy tale characters at the latest exhibition at Hedon Museum.

Pied Piper by Clive May

And who is this colourful musician – a leader of rats and children?

Clive May artist

Clive May artist

Clive May is the lifelong illustrator who brings to life well-known tales and fables through his pencil and watercolour pencil drawings. Expect to see the elves, trolls, goblins, hobbits and the other fairy folk that inhabit the world of children’s literature represented in his colourful drawings.

Clive first started drawing at the age of seven, and now over 70 years later he has amassed a fantastic collection of his artwork. His work on paper has also inspired him to branch out into clay modelling all of which are made in his garden shed at home. The three-dimensional models of his characters will delight children and adults alike.

As well as representing famous stories in his work, Clive also invents his own tales. In one drawing on display, he has even included his own grandchildren Benjamin and Rebecca as characters in a story about a mythical fairy wood. They were 10 years old at the time… and now as young adults they look back nostalgically to their adventures as characters in storybook land!

Visit this enchanting exhibition at the Hedon Museum. Bring your children and see if they can identify the fairy tales and stories from the images and figures.

Open Saturday and Wednesdays from 10am – 4pm. Refreshments available.

The exhibition runs until Wednesday 19th June 2013.

1 reply »

  1. This exhibition is great!!!
    It’s well worth seeing.
    Are prints of the pictures available?

    Thank you to Mrs Marshall for all the trouble you went to in finding me a DVD


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