Gala Gallery is located within the Gala Theatre, next to the box office. It shows changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art by regional, national and international artists which make associations with the context of the theatre programme.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10.00am-8.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm-8.30pm.
Looking in Wonderland
Saturday 17 November to Sunday 13 January
This exhibition is a selection of the John Tenniel’s best illustrations from both Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there in which the creative genius of both Carroll and Tenniel is shown at its best.
Both stories were instant hits with children and adults alike upon publication, and from the very start, it was agreed that a major part of their success was due to the unique and imaginative illustrations by Tenniel. Despite there now being many hundreds of artists worldwide who have illustrated Alice, Tenniel’s illustrations remain the definitive ones.
The original drawings by Tenniel were made on wooden blocks and then engraved by commercial engravers in London and the prints on show – printed directly from these blocks – are perfect examples of the skill of both illustrator and engraver.