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Posts Tagged ‘ David Swift ’

CORTONA: “Doll’s Houses” Surreal Toy Exhibition 16-31 July

Jul 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Art & Culture

Another exhibition from DAVID SWIFT, known for his SURREAL TOYS. The exhibition is held this time in beautiful CORTONA at the Palazzo Ferretti on Via Nazionale, the main corso and opposite the tourist information office. This show features a twist on a doll’s house. Having been commissioned to make doll’s houses to commemorate the arrival […]



Tuscany: “Boat of Dreams” Toy Exhibition, Sansepolcro from 21 Aug

Aug 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Art & Culture

‘Surreal toymaker’ David Swift studied Fine Art in Edinburgh and mime in Paris before winning a Wingate Scholarship to research Japanese Bunraku puppetry and Sicilian marionettes;   His exhibition  ‘Boat of Dreams’ at the Palazzo Pretorio in Sansepolcro, Tuscany, combines all these elements in a series of quirky and deceptively playful painted wooden sculptures, mobiles and dioramas- […]



Tapestry in Tuscany with Lynne Curran

Feb 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Art & Culture

Enjoy a unjique creative experience with a summer tapestry course in Lynne Curran/s newly restored medieval studio in Tuscany.  Lynne has a world-wide reputation for her exquisite jewel-like tapestries…have a look at her magical ‘La Dame aux Belles Plumes’ in the Victoria & Albert museum.  She is an inspirational teacher who has worked with all ages […]