To The Woods, To The Woods…


6 June 2012 – 1 July 2012

St Donat’s Arts Centre Gallery presents ‘To the Woods to the Woods’ an exhibition of fairytale work celebrating 200 year of the Brothers Grimm to coincide with the Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival at the end of June.

Curated by Spike Dennis; with work from 2nd year BA (Hons) Illustration Students from Cardiff School of Art & Design; Layla Holzer, Alice Eades and Jade Fisher, and featuring collaborations from Layla and Spike, Alice and Jade this exhibition explores some of the more gruesome themes of Grimm with an Angela Carter twist.

The extraordinary egg like puppets with concealed and revealing stomachs are bewitching, Layla Holzer’s interpretations of fairytales from The Pied Piper to Little Red Riding Hood bring a disturbing unnerving tingle down the spine, whilst Alice and Jade’s twelve dancing Princesses take you through their trap door to the enchanted world where each night they wear out their slippers.

The festival at the end of June will also feature live drawing projects coordinated by Dan Peterson documenting the tellers and their tales and the reactions of their audiences.

Exhibition Dates:

6 June 2012 – 1 July 2012
10:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday
(Open at other times during performances)


St Donat’s Castle Art Centre
Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
CF61 1WF


Alice Eades
Jade Fisher
Layla Holzer:
Spike Dennis:

Poster by Layla Holzer and Dan Peterson