Get inside the head of the last surviving Surrealist, Leonora Carrington - subject of Pallant House Gallery’s major exhibition ‘Surreal friends’ (until 12 September) –and win a trip to her adopted homeland by telling the story you think could be behind one of her iconic paintings. This six-day dream trip for two includes flights to Mexico City, accommodation at a boutique hotel Las Alcobas Hotel and two nights at a 5-star hotel in Huatulco.
Leonora Carrington (b.1917) - whose work is celebrated in Pallant House Gallery's major international exhibition ‘Surreal friends: Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horna' (until 12 September) -notoriously refuses to interpret the meanings behind the symbols and surreal figures which populate her artworks, leaving them open to individual interpretation and readings.
Now visitors to the Pallant House Gallery website are being invited to interpret what is happening in her paintings to be in with a chance of winning a trip of a life-time to Leonora's Surreal Mexico. Simply select one of three images, then describe - in no more than 150 words - the story you think could be behind the painting.
This six-day trip for two people, generously donated by the Mexico Tourism Board, offers the chance to see the fascinating country that inspired Carrington and her Surreal Friends Kati Horna and Remedios Varo. The prize includes flights to Mexico City, provided by Mexicana Airlines, accommodation at a boutique hotel Las Alcobas Hotel situated in the very stylish Polanco neighbourhood Casa Oaxaca in Oaxaca City, and two nights at a 5 star hotel in Huatulco, an unspoilt resort in the Pacific coast of Mexico.