Once Upon Again… Again

Once Upon Again Fairy Tale Exhibition, London
Following the success of our exhibition at Milkwood gallery, Cardiff, earlier this year, the Pack of Wolves will be exhibiting Once Upon Again at the Winns Gallery in London during June/July 2013

“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.

Baba Yaga by Spike DennisHappy Land by Marie-Louise PlumFaye Scott-Farrington & Spike DennisOnce Upon Again, Winns Gallery, LondonChanging Night Spots by Faye Scott-Farrington

The Beekeeper by Layla HolzerOnce Upon Again, LondonThe Beekeeper by Layla HolzerMarie-Louise Plum & Gloria MasonChrissy Wallace & Rachel Gibson

Punch & Judy Puppet ShowsPunch & Judy Puppet ShowsPeep Hole Boxes by Layla HolzerMasks by Marie-Louise PLumSpike Dennis & Layla Holzer

Rachel Gibson & Marie-Louise PlumFairy Tale Exhibition - Once Upon Again, Winns Gallery, LondonJabberwocky by Spike Dennis & Layla Holzer

29 June – 4 July 2013

The Winns Gallery
Aveling Centre, Lloyd Park
E17 5JW