DON’T BOX ME IN!
If you could design your own miniature dream room, what would you create? A shell grotto, a bathroom floating in the clouds, a ballroom, a haven for bees, a luxury office for a bad-tempered mouse, a sorcerer’s study or the lair of a demon dog?
All these rooms, and more, are part of the Small Stories show – designed and created by Norfolk people ranging from schoolchildren to architects.
Twenty-two submissions were chosen to be transformed from a design idea into a dolls’ house room, to go on show alongside 12 of the most treasured dolls’ houses in the country. A dream-like reconstruction of the great hall at Strangers’ Hall, Norwich, by artist Valerie Dollman.
A room for legendary Black Shuck after a hard night’s ghostly roaming, by illustrator and printmaker Sandy Horsley.
A sea-shell encrusted grotto, made with shells collected from Titchwell Beach by Chris Jackson.
A cluttered sorcerer’s library in an ancient castle, by Norwich artist Matt Reeve.
A magical, colourful fairy-inspired bedroom with canopied bed to dream the night away among flowers, toadstools and butterflies, by Alicja, a pupil at Queen’s Hill Primary School, near Norwich.
Total Immersion Norwich City! A room for all lovers of the Canaries, created by members of Thetford’s Ancient House Teenage History Club.
Rooms designed by youngsters from Wymondham High Academy’s junior art club and by members of the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind, who developed a room to explore by sound and touch.