Poised to make a spectacular entrance onto London’s stellar art scene is Alice: Curiouser & Curiouser, the V&A’s long-awaited exhibition celebrating one of the most imaginative and inspiring stories of all time.
This immersive and fantastical journey down the rabbit hole charts the evolution of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, from manuscript to global cultural phenomenon beloved by children and adults alike. It also looks at the book’s influence on artists and creatives in the worlds of fashion, film, performance, art, music and photography. Think Salvador Dalí, Yayoi Kusama, The Beatles and Vivienne Westwood, among others.
Standout exhibits include Royal Opera House stage costumes, fashion from Iris van Herpen and photography by Tim Walker. There’s also a mind-bending game of croquet in VR to join and a ‘through the looking glass-inspired’ digital art installation to explore.
Its theatrical sets, immersive environments and VR experiences make this enchanting exhibition best enjoyed IRL with kids or friends in tow. Just don’t be late booking a ticket — they’re selling like hotcakes.