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Curious Creatures

Posted by NationalGalleryShop 14/09/2018 0 Comment(s)

image: Neon Flying Squid with its Tentacles, Frans Post, © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem

 

 

Curious Creatures: Frans Post and Brazil opened this week and with it came a host of extraordinary characters who are now inhabiting the Gallery shop. 

 

 

 

 

There is a beautiful A2 poster (€4.95, pictured above) showing a medley of Post's curious creatures as well as a creature-laden mug (€12.50, pictured below), notecards (€9.95), postcards (€1), A4 prints (€5.95) and a set of magnetic creatures that is pretty irresistible (€5.50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a glorious exhibition catalogue available in the Gallery shop (€9.95) carefully guarded here by Cyril the sloth.

 

 

Scared of sloths? You can get a copy online here too.

 

 

 

This fascinating exhibition runs until 9 December and admission it's free

 

 

 

book of the week #31

 

 

 

This week's book of the week is the enchanting Tangleweed and Brine by multi-award winning author, Deirdre Sullivan, with beautiful illustrations from Karen Vaughan.

 

 

Tangleweed and Brine is "a collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales that follow in the tradition of Angela Carter; stories from Cinderella to Rumpelstiltskin, tales of mermaids and monsters, are given a unique witchy makeover". This spellbinding collection of stories has already won an Irish Book Award, and The Irish Times Ticket Reader’s choice award for best Young Adult book since its release in 2017.

 

 

** Each week there is a new book of the week, as well as the previous week's title, both of which are on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight. Offer available online & in-store! **

 

 

 

You can get your discounted copy of Tangleweed and Brine right here

 

 

 

 

Last week's book of the week was Darach O'Séaghdha's Craic Baby

 

 

 

 

 

see you next week!