The ‘Toy Story’ exhibition (9 May – 28 June 2014) will feature the work of toy makers who employ traditional techniques which encourage children to engage and interact with toys and to use their imaginations.
The exhibition is also intended for the enjoyment of families, who may discover toys, which will be loved and enjoyed for generations.
Toy Story celebrates the golden age of handcrafted toys and games. The idea for this show began following a conversation with a regular customer who had bought hand-designed toys for his children which they had cherished, but was bemoaning the lack of beautifully designed toys in the world.
The exhibition will provide inspiration for adults and children alike, which defies the throw away aspect of our society. Exhibitors will include Ed Boxall, Susan Evans, Diana Heredia, Annabel Little, Keith Newstead, Jeff Soan, Sally Weatherill, Donna Wilson & Jan Zalud.
Exclusively for LightNight we will launch a new Paper Doll cut-out figure designed by the Bluecoat-based artist and Toy Story exhibitor Annabel Little exclusively available to try and buy at the Bluecoat Display Centre.
Free, just turn up.