Poster by Amelia Johnstone & Layla Holzer
Once Upon Again Fairy Tale Exhibition
“Fairy tales serve a meaningful social function, not just for compensation but for revelation: the worlds projected by the best of our fairy tales reveal the gaps between truth and falsehood in our immediate society.” – Jack Zipes
Once upon Again will be an exhibition of fairy tale inspired work. The title suggests the idea of re-imagined narratives – taking existing fairy and folk tales and retelling them. This follows the tradition of stories being passed from generation to generation over centuries, through cultures and societies, books, art and film. These stories were once rife with violence, disobedience and punishment, dark magic, sex, cannibalism, beasts and fantastical wishes that came true.
The Pack of Wolves will retell fairy tales, as they should be – as they once were, bringing back old values and themes… Once Upon Again. The artists will take inspiration from existing fairy and folk stories and either reinvent them or present new stories using visual narratives. Fairy tales should not only enchant and entertain the audience but also illuminate and inform.
Due to having a different venue in which to exhibit the exhibition will be tweaked and re-arranged slightly following it’s initial outing in Cardiff. Notably this exhibition at the Winns Gallery will see additional new works on display by Layla Holzer, Marie-Louise Plum and Amelia Johnstone.
A selection of puppet performances, originally performed live at Milkwood Gallery, will also be on show as a part of a video show-reel.
28 June – 4 July 2013
The Winns Gallery
Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park
You can view some videos and pictures from our previous exhibition here on the Pack of Wolves website.
Once Upon Again was conceived by Layla Holzer