Paula Rego’s Little Red Riding Hood with Potter curator Samantha Comte

All the better to see you with: Fairy tales transformed curator Samantha Comte discusses Paula Rego’s representation of the iconic fairy tale character of Little Red Riding Hood.

This exhibition traced the genre of the fairy tale, exploring its function in contemporary society and presented contemporary art work alongside a selection of key historical fairy tale books to provide re-interpretations of the classic fairy tales for a 21st-century context, including Little Red Riding HoodHansel and Gretel and The Little Mermaid.

Featuring international and Australian artists, All the better to see you with explored artists’ use of the fairy tale to express social concerns and anxieties surrounding issues such as the abuse of power, injustice and exploitation.

Participating artists included Broersen & Lukács, Kate Daw, Peter Ellis, Dina Goldstein, Mirando Haz, Vivienne Shark Le Witt, Amanda Marburg, Tracey Moffatt, Polixeni Papapetrou, Patricia Piccinini, Paula Rego, Lotte Reiniger, Allison Schulnik, Sally Smart, Kiki Smith, Kylie Stillman, Tale of Tales, Janaina Tschäpe, Miwa Yanagi, Kara Walker and Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh).