commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces
Kensington Palace 2016-18
Designer & co-creator
Lighting Designer & co-creator
Illustration & co-creator
Joe Holman Owl'n'Wolf
Construction design & carpentry
Installation technician Simon Bagnall
Photos Lucy Gaskell
Victoria's Christmas was a commission for a series of atmospheric, festive and narrative led 'lanterns' for Kensington Palace, inspired by Queen Victoria and her diaries of life at Kensington.
The team worked together to develop and propose an idea to create
bespoke, large scale, illustrated light boxes, made to fit select spaces within the ground floor of the palace. The end result was a unique immersive walk through experience of finely detailed, illuminated, layered illustrations;
inspired by the form of Victorian paper theatres.