Alice in Wonderland artwork travels from Plymouth to Brest
THE Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts have been brought to life to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Plymouth's twinning with Brest in France.
The exhibition Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass has been created by city artist Marianne Sturtridge.
Paintings are being displayed alongside poems by Richard Gray in the French city, in Brittany, until November 9.
The exhibition, in Médiathèque de St Marc, in Brest, is just one of many celebratory events to mark the anniversary.
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Artist and teacher Marianne said: "I represented Plymouth 20 years ago in the 30th anniversary celebrations, and housed the french artist when a group came over in May to celebrate in Plymouth.
"I worked on the paintings for most of 2012 as a body of work, and they have been displayed in the Saatchi online gallery.
"The work is very accessible for different age groups and children can just enjoy identifying pictures from the story."
Marianne, who lives in Mannamead, was invited to represent Plymouth to mark the anniversary, and was inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland which is very popular in France.
She has taught art and drama for the last 30 years in schools and further education colleges.
She said: "This is the work I wanted to show in Brest and it was the most appropriate.
"It is really accessible, as I would say that some of my other work is considered a bit more abstract.
"I'm planning to go over for the end of the exhibition, I have a very strong connection with Brittany and love to go back."