It remains indisputable that the world of Alice and her Wonderland has remained a tale woven into our cultural fabric like little other. Now 157 years on, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland continue to inspire blockbuster films, fashion, design and modern art – leaving one to beg the question, what is the obsession with Alice?
After a year of restrictions and rules the exhibition offers that sense of escapism and fantasy which we all so desire. Beyond this, Alice herself has always been a heroine of isolation and alienation, demonstrating perseverance to get through the uneasy, unsettling and unknown.
As is our human nature in this modern age of self-awareness, we are constantly re-inventing ourselves and Alice really sparks that re-invention and invites us to keep on exploring who we are and where we want to go to, championing agency and inquisitiveness. These qualities which are so fundamental within arts, within science, within every facet of our everyday lives- it’s no wonder that that story has remained a classic for generations.