Folk Tales

Folk Tales

My Bloody Chamber

His Greed and Stupidity Led Him to Kill

The Serf

For All His Pains

Venture Forth Once More

Cut paper

West Passage

Courtesy the Artist


Tom Gallant constructed these collages by combining Gustave Doré's illustrations for La Fontaine's Fables with images from an 18th century dissection manual. Folk tales often attribute human characteristics to familiar animals and centre on their strong symbolism. These works hang amongst the original architectural drawings for the building of Attingham. The formality of these grand designs strikes a contrast with the whimsical imagination of Gallant's Folk Tales.

Tom Gallant

Tom Gallant uses paper-cutting techniques in his works, which simultaneously conceal and reveal the magazine image source materials. Utilising the ancient far-Eastern techniques of Kirigami and Origami, Tom Gallant works with collage to explore the reduction and reassembly of images, creating elegant formations which reference both art and social histories.

Tom Gallant's work has been exhibited extensively worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include Two Arcs That Curve in Opposite Senses, at DCKT Contemporary, New York in 2009 and at Four All Saints, London in 2011. Tom Gallant's work has appeared in group exhibitions in London, Berlin, Milan and New York, amongst other places. Tom's work is included in many major international collections. He is based in London.