Papercut Lightboxes bring to life pages of Repton's Red Book

October 19, 2018  •  1 Comment

For seven nights this November, Sheringham Park on the north Norfolk coast will be transformed by a display of light, in celebration of the 2018 bi-centenary of landscape gardener Humphry Repton (1752 - 1818). From 2nd - 4th and 8th - 11th November 2018, the National Trust's long-awaited Repton Revealed: Illuminating his Vision at Sheringham Park will feature a mesmerising display of light installations by award winning arts collective Tundra.

Ipswich artist Lois Cordelia is very excited to have been commissioned to create three papercut lightboxes to feature as part of the display, inspired by and bringing to life pages of Repton's famous leatherbound "Red Book" of Sheringham Park. Lois has based her papercuts on Repton's original watercolour paintings of Sheringham Park, reimagining each one as an intricate, three-dimensional papercut tableau. Each layer is cut out of paper using a surgical scalpel. Illuminated from behind, every tiniest detail is apparent and the effect is truly magical.

Above: work in progress on one of the papercut lightboxes, October 2018

Repton Revealed takes you on a nocturnal journey through stunning displays of light and beauty, walking the mile-long path that connects the visitors centre to Sheringham Hall itself. Lois's lightboxes will be located inside the Ling House, which is a small hut thatched with ling heather half way along this path. Continue along the path to the stunning reveal of Tundra's grand finale, evoking Repton's vision of Sheringham Hall as a "fairytale" palace.

Book your tickets now. And please remember to dress warmly!


Marion Hartmann(non-registered)
Ehrlich gesagt, ich finde kaum Worte, diese Faszinationen auszudrücken. Die außergewöhnliche Künstlerin hier in der Umsetzung einer Vision eines großen Mannes.., diesem zum Gedenken. Man ist es bverzauberten Welt tragen, die in der Seele des Betrachters haften bleiben. 200- jähriges Gedenken an den Landschaftskünstler Hamphry Repton!!!! ei Lois Cordelia gewöhnt, ständig mit den ungewöhnlichsten Werken überrascht zu werden, welche nur all zu oft den Charakter einer
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