Elizabeth Mulderig


Mixed Media


In one of the most famous chapters of the book, Alice stumbles across a table set for tea where she sits down with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, who are seated there along with the Dormouse.

Their curious conversation is speckled with riddles, and it eventually transpires that time is stuck at ten minutes to six – a perpetual teatime. “It’s always tea-time, and we’ve no time to wash the things between whiles,” laments the Mad Hatter.

Here, the tea party takes place across from Darrell’s Island in Warwick Parish, one of many islands in the Great Sound. In the 1930s the island housed an airport, which was used as a stopover for early trans-Atlantic flights. In the right-hand corner of the painting, a seaplane can be seen making its descent.

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