MOA has converted a Victorian architectural element, located at our Marjorie Park location at Fiddler's Green, to a new art diorama. This new exhibition space is a unique, creative space that will feature seasonal window displays for all to enjoy.
About the Display
Inspired by the work and imagery of Edward Gorey, John Tenniel and Tim Burton, this fantasy diorama finds Alice in thoughtful conversation with Absulum in the distance while changing schemes of light bring spooky eyes, The Cheshire Cat and jack-o-lanterns into the foreground.
The original bronze maquette "Alice & The Caterpillar" by Harry Marinsky (1994) is the focal point of the scene. You can view the full scale bronze by Marinsky along with the rest of the "Alice in Wonderland" series in Marjorie Park located just behind the diorama.
What you hear as you view the installation is the complete unabridged book "Alice In Wonderland" as read by Australian actor Cyril Ritchard (1 December 1898 – 18 December 1977) recorded in the late 1960's for Wonderland Records.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.