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View some mini-masterpieces at Battersea
Visitors to Battersea can now follow an art trail across London, viewing miniature masterpieces at iconic landmarks across the city As part of the London Design Festival (running 14-23 September) Battersea is displaying a special collection of seven dog and cat themed stamps at its London cattery.
- 13 September 2012
Visitors to Battersea can now follow an art trail across London, viewing miniature masterpieces at iconic landmarks across the city
As part of the London Design Festival (running 14-23 September) Battersea is displaying a special collection of seven dog and cat themed stamps at its London cattery. Featuring 2 animals that have been rehomed by Battersea, and a horde of whimsical sketches & vintage photos; it certainly is something not to be missed and is a chance to see how designers have solved the problem of creating art for the smallest of canvasses.
Curated by Hat-trick Design, the London-wide trail celebrates the miniature masterpieces of Royal Mail stamp design at special locations across the capital. Royal Mail stamps included in Battersea’s tiny exhibition include two designs ‘Boris’ and ‘Mr Tumnus’ from a special collection marking Battersea’s 150th anniversary.
Boris, a bulldog, came to Battersea in 2007 as a stray and now lives with his new owners Paddy and Jenny in London. He has proudly been immortalised in stamp form, and is a perfect example of rehoming success.
Mr Tumnus was born at Battersea with his two sisters when his mother was brought in because her owner could no longer care for her. Now Mr Tumnus is living with sister Lucy and new owners in London where he is often found observing life from a shelf in the kitchen.
Other stamps on show include an illustrated Cheshire Cat from the classic Lewis Carroll story Alice in Wonderland a cartoon cat named Boots (Comic Adventures of Boots) and a sabre-tooth tiger from an Ice Age Animals stamp collection.
The exhibition is open to everyone seven days a week whilst the Home is open to the public. The London-wide train also includes the Royal Society, the V&A, London Aquarium, London Transport Museum and Playhouse Theatre.
For a full list of locations and to plan your trail through the capital visit http://art-in-miniature.co.uk/
Stamps on show:
- Battersea Dogs and Cats Boris (2010)
- Cats & Dogs Cat on Gate (2001)
- Animal Tales Comic Adventures of Boots (2006)
- Ice Age Animals Sabre-tooth Tiger (2006)
- Greetings Stamps ‘Smiles’ Cheshire Cat (1990)
- Greetings Stamps ‘Cartoons’ ‘FETCH THIS, FETCH THAT’ (1996)
- Battersea Dogs and Cats Mr Tumnus (2010)