We went to Hope Primary, St Aloysius Catholic Primary and Westvale Primary schools in Knowsley and Liverpool to find out what children like you thought about some of the artists in the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Here are Michelle Stuart’s answers to the children’s questions. How does it feel to be an artist? Being creative is a gift that you give yourself and the the gift is forever fulfilling. Did you always want to be an artist? I always … Continue reading this article

We went to Hope Primary, St Aloysius Catholic Primary and Westvale Primary schools in Knowsley, near Liverpool. The children we met had fun playing visual perception games, talking about wonder and imagination, and they drew pictures of themselves without looking. They covered their paper and hands with their jumpers, and the results were amazing. You could try this at home and in the classroom! Classroom & Gallery Resources Artist educator Antony Hall has created these resources that include the fantastic … Continue reading this article

The wonder of looking at art When something catches your attention, you might become delighted or perhaps puzzled. You might stop to think about what you see because it stands out. Perhaps what you see is unfamiliar to you, and you begin to wonder. When you look at a work of art you have never seen before, you might wonder about what you are seeing and experiencing. We wanted to know what children like you thought about some of the … Continue reading this article

I was inspired to re-create the wonderful Wondermind illustration as a collage made up of the artwork in Tate’s collection. I had quite the challenge on my hands to find the right balance between capturing the likeness of the wonder-brain whilst making the gallery pieces visible. I began by sketching out the brain and working on each section individually. The Wondermind illustrator did a tremendous job in capturing the rich and bold environments that comprised Alice’s Wonderland, and I really … Continue reading this article

We went to Hope Primary, St Aloysius Catholic Primary and Westvale Primary schools in Knowsley and Liverpool to find out what children like you thought about some of the artists in the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Here are Annelies Štrba’s answers to the children’s questions. What is your inspiration for taking photographs? My inspirations are memories, dreams, stories, my fantasy and also my daughters and granddaughter, who are my most often motivs. I would like to express … Continue reading this article

We went to Hope Primary, St Aloysius Catholic Primary and Westvale Primary schools in Knowsley and Liverpool to find out what children like you thought about some of the artists in the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Here are Samantha Sweeting’s answers to the children’s questions. What is your inspiration for your work? I am interested in the cycles of life and death and the repetitive nature of storytelling, explored through myth, memory, dreams and fairytales. I am … Continue reading this article

“It seems to fill my head with ideas only I don’t exactly know what they are!” Hey, I wonder if you’ve had that feeling that you were looking at something wonderful, strange, amazing – bizarre – but you didn’t really understand it? Well here in Tate’s galleries, that can happen. And Alice has that feeling from the moment she falls down the rabbit hole in Wonderland. And then again when she goes through the looking glass into a world where … Continue reading this article

The Alice from Alice in Wonderland is actually based on a real girl, who lived in Oxford in the 19th century. Her name was Alice Liddell. Charles Dodgson (a.k.a Lewis Carroll) was friends with Alice and her family, and often visited the Liddell home to play games and take photographs. He also went on boat trips with the family, and it was during one of these that he first told the story of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. Alice loved the … Continue reading this article

Do you have a copy of Alice in Wonderland at home? I do. In fact, when I was little, I had my Mum’s copy, and my own, and another little volume of illustrated poems from the Alice books. I would read them and read them to myself, every night. I read one then the other, memorised all of the poems, and then went back and read them all again. Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, with illlustrations by Tove Jansson I … Continue reading this article