On this page, Katie Forrester, SELCIE‘s artist-in-residence, shares drawings from her sketchbooks, inspired by the beautiful, curious, and quirky things she discovers deep down in the heart of the Museum of Childhood’s book archives…
The sketches below examine the illustration within British collections of fairy tales published from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century. The sketches explore how various folktales originating in a range of diverse traditions were appropriated for a Western audience. Katie is interested in how story binds identity to place, an idea which she pursues in her own artwork and research.
from Spring visits 2017
from Summer visits 2017