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© 2016 by Quirk Theatre


an exhibition by Quirk Theatre

What is the name of your favourite toy? How did you get it? Have you ever lost it? Where does it live now?

Quirk Theatre’s 2019 Christmas show, The Velveteen Rabbit, is all about our main character Alice’s very favourite toys, and so we wanted to hear all about the favourite childhood companions of Exeter’s residents. We have collated these cuddly photos into an exhibition which you can see at the Exeter Phoenix's Walkway Gallery until the 28th December.

We recruited five brilliant local young photographers - Anneka, Ellie, Bronwyn, Eve and Azna - to explore these stories. Mentored by photographer Nicky Thompson, over three intense (and intensely cute) sessions, these five young artists composed and photographed portraits of eighteen Exeter residents, of all backgrounds, each with their favourite toy or item.

Three smaller portraits are being selected in our ticket competition, where you can WIN one free ticket to the show by sending in a photo of you and your toy! So head over to Twitter or Facebook and tag us with #myfavouritetoy to tell us all about your story and to share your toys - you could be our lucky winner!

You can see all of the portraits created at the Gallery below. Enjoy! 

Katie with Scruffy - who did not start off scruffy, but Katie knew he was a keeper and named him accordingly.