The realm that The House of Fairy Tales occupies is an imaginary one, full of wormholes to the real world. Its characters, geography, beliefs and histories have many echoes of our known universe but in crucial ways depart to the fantastical, the absurd and the surreal. It is both something familiar and simultaneously something alien and otherworldly. A fairy tale space where the magical and the supernatural can transform worlds and visualise the ordinary and the extraordinary.
The imaginations of artists have been enlisted to realise the aesthetic, the psycho-geography and the terrain as well as the characters and stories of The House of Fairy Tales. Much like the domains encompassed in the great works of fantasy literature or contemporary digital gaming, The House of Fairy Tales encompasses whole continents, foreign lands and wildernesses, as well as the familiar and comforting homes of its incumbents. This combination of science, aesthetics and technique transports the viewer to the worlds within worlds giving a sensibility and avour to our alternate reality.
Artworks by Sir Peter Blake, Claire Brewster, Adam Dant, Christa Dichgans, Josh Knowles, Nigel Peake, Andrew Rae, Cat Roissetter, Rob Ryan, Susan Stockwell, Stephen Walter and Heidi Whitman
A minimum 60% of proceeds from sales will go to The House of Fairy Tales' work with children in the UK.