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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Art exhibition marks Alice in Wonderland anniversary

RANELAGH

The work of writer Lewis Carroll is being celebrated by southsiders with an art exhibition called Alice in Ranelagh.

The exhibition, which runs until May 2, is marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland and is the creation of cartoonist Tom Mathews.

"It's a wry and witty take on the eternally popular book for children of all ages by one of Ireland's leading painters and cartoonists," said Terry Connaughton of Ranelagh Arts Centre, where the exhibition is being held.

In this new exhibition, Mr Mathews combines the concept of the original black and white sketches of the characters by Sir John Tenniel with his own modern approach.

It is not all about the art either with plenty of jokes, puns and illusions to enjoy too.

Mickey Mouse and Groucho Marx also make an appearance.

Mr Connaughton said it is going down well with all ages. "Like Alice herself these works will appeal to both adults and children," he told the Herald.

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