Hastings & St. Leonards on-line community newspaper



A history of Victorian Pantomime in paper-cut. Specially commissioned for Christmas, ‘Harlequinade’ exhibits the work of Ian Penney, one of the UK’s finest paper-cut artists, who has sold work all over the world. Ian has created 14 stunning paper-cuts celebrating Victorian Pantomime, which emerged from the Commedia dell’arte: “truly a great show for the Christmas season”.

Mounted in beautiful hand-finished box frames, each piece is behind glass, discreetly pinned, supported away from the backing board as if preserved as museum artefacts. The fragility of the cut paper can be clearly seen enhanced by the delicate shadows cast as the paper almost appears to float inside each frame.

Be delighted and inspired during a visit to the BlackShed Gallery this Christmas.

Harliquinade by Ian Penney

Harliquinade by Ian Penney

Harlequinade: The BlackShed GalleryUnit 3b, Russet FarmRedlands LaneRobertsbridge, England TN32 5NG.
Exhibition dates:
3 December to 23 January, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm.

Posted 11:59 Friday, Dec 11, 2015 In: Visual Arts

Please read our comment guidelines before posting on HOT

Leave a comment

Also in: Visual Arts


    HOT is run by volunteers but has overheads for hosting and web development. Support HOT!


    Advertise your business or your event on HOT for as little as £20 per month
    Find out more…


    If you like HOT and want to keep it sustainable, please Donate via PayPal. It’s easy!


    Do you want to write, proofread, edit listings or help sell advertising? then contact us

  • Subscribe to HOT