Until the end of this month, the gallery at the Portico Library is a hosting Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, an exhibition of artworks by Frances Broomfield. As the name might suggest, the exhibition features pieces inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll. Born in Warrington, Broomfield has had a fascination with the Alice books from an early age, and her work as an illustrator and painter have taken inspiration from them. Major publishers have even used her artworks as the front covers and illustrations for Carroll’s books. The exhibition also includes Broomfield’s paintings depicting famous artists, such as Monet, Picasso, Dali, and van Gogh, in settings which echo their own artistic landscapes. Also featured are never before seen works by Broomfield that were commissioned for the Animals of Farthing Wood series.

Until Sat 30 May, The Portico Library Gallery, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY. Tel: 0161 236 6785, times vary, closed Sun, FREE entry, www.theportico.org.uk


Tue 12 May - Sat 30 May
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Tue 26 May 2015