Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Location Lore

Location Lore

I was inspired by folklore from around the world. I wanted to show different locations because it allowed me to explore their unique landscapes, with gave each image a contrasting feel. I chose Australia, Canada, and Western Europe because they each gave me something different to work with.
The Leshy is a Western Europe creature who appears to be made out of the forest itself, it was feared because it's power to succumb people to illness and potential death. The Sasquatch is a Canadian creature who is generally harmless but almost impossible to track and capture. The Drop Bear is an Australian creature (essentially a giant Koala Bear) who was used to scare away tourists by dropping trees from the sky onto their heads.