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Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

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Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

Rose Feather

Rose Feather is a picture book maker, illustrator and workshop leader. She likes how stories gather energy as they get passed about, and feels really lucky to be able to make and share stories together with families and young people.

Recently, Rose has been developing picture books with families which then become navigation devices and play prompts for other families visiting galleries and museums. She is trying to figure out how stories can work hard and be useful. Rose is beginning to see how they can raise confidence in new spaces, but she remains curious – what else can a story do?

I am always drawn to the Cornelia Parker’s artwork in Helen Ede’s bedroom, repeated little white marks over and over again on the window pane. I like to feel my gaze travelling from a dot on the glass to a tree outside, then back to another white dot and then out to a bird, and then back to a dot again. The magic in this room takes a bit of leaning in to find, and I really like that.

Alfred’s Adventure in the Children’s City

Alfred’s Adventures in the Children’s City is a children’s book, illustrated by Rose Feather with text by Imogen Alexander and Rose Feather, created as part of the Kettle’s Yard project Play and Picture Books.