Roald Dahl Paper Sculpture Exhibition

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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10:00am, 15th February
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Birmingham University Students paper sculptures

Students from Birmingham City University have brought Roald Dahl’s most iconic characters to life with an exhibition of full-sized paper and card sculptures.

The exhibition, which runs until 23 February, imagines a 100th birthday party for Roald Dahl, attended by many of his best-loved characters - from Matilda and George to Augustus Gloop and Fantastic Mr Fox. 

Birmingham University Students paper sculptures

Every part of the installation is constructed from brown paper and cardboard and was made by students of Birmingham City University's Design for Theatre, Performance and Events course.

Birmingham University Students paper sculptures

The installation contains a replica of the original writing chair Roald Dahl used, reconstructed to the exact dimensions of the piece which now sits in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

Birmingham University Students paper sculptures

Preperation for the exhibition began during Roald Dahl's Centenary year, 2016. In December the students visited the Roald Dahl Museum in the author's home-village of Great Missenden for inspiration. During their visit they were treated to a Q&A session with Museum Director, Steve Gardam.

Birmingham University Students paper sculptures

The show is made up of 1km of corrugated cardboard and 2km of brown paper, with the first-year students working day and night over 18 days to pull together their creations. 

You can view the exhibition at Birmingham City University’s Parkside building until February 23, weekdays 10am-5pm. 

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