. Mirror Mime Exhibition - Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Zara Wood a.k.a Woody

Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP

Mirror Mime Exhibition

Woody was invited to exhibit at YSP's Upper Space Gallery.  The museum's stunning landscape - originally designed over 200 years ago as a private pleasure ground - provided inspiration for Mirror Mime.  Infused with Renaissance imagery and 1920s style, Mirror Mime depicted a beguiling world where historical fact became a reimagined present.  

The exhibited new works included: three-dimensional paper portraits; miniatures in vintage jewellery; intricate pen and ink drawings; silkscreens on mirrored paper.  Black, gold, silver and lilac set the tone. 

'Wood's characters come to life crossing that boundary between fantasy and reality. There's an appeal to Wood's Work.  Captivating, simple and elegant, it's rich in aestheics and there's real beauty - taking you back to a simpler time of innocence and playfulness.'  Cherie Federico, Aesthetica magazine.

In White Night the outline of the rabbit is left unprinted, so when the viewer stands in front of the piece their reflection makes the character’s outline. The mirrored paper also created fluidity: 'Simply breath taking work, the Duchess with her reflective sea of hair is truly iconic. A real pleasure to see such fine and considered work.'
Visitor comment courtesy of ysp.co.uk

Woody was also commissioned to create artwork to run across the museum's 20 metre concourse - view The Story of Aurora here - and to design special shop window for the museum shop.  Studio Woody designed all the exhibition merchandise and worked closely with Unlimited on directional signage and promotional materials for the exhibition.

Mirror Mime screenprints went on to be selected for Somerset House's contemporary graphic art fair Pick Me Up

Featured in: 
'Reinventing Screenprinting' by Caspar Williams, Rotovision  
'How to Become A Successful Illustrator' by Jo Davies and Derek Brazell, Bloomsbury.  
Elle Decoration, Elle, Crafts, Culture-24 and Aesthetica magazine.

Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP
Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP
Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP
Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP
Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP
Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP
Mirror Mime Solo Exhibition at YSP

The Studio

art | illustration | graphics | fashion |
product design | event design + management

Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creating sell-out fashion collections.

Get in touch about a new project: creative@zarawood.com 

Woody, also known as Zara Wood, creates, curates and lectures. She is the co-founder of The Enquiry Desk and the PechaKucha producer for Brighton, UK.


The Woody Shop


An online shop dedicated to fashion, homeware and stationery designed by Woody.

Our stationery range is made in the UK. Our other products are printed here too.

You can find info on how things are made, where they are made and all delivery costs on each product page.

Join our mailing list for special offers.

Got a question about one of our products or about buying online?
email: shop@thewoodyshop.com

Rest assured that the highest standards of hygiene, in accordance with government guidance, are being carried out when your online orders are packed. Delivery times are longer than usual due to postal delays.

Please check our Twitter feed @thisiswoody for the latest news on shipping days 


Open Days

Sometimes our Brighton studio
opens as a shop #woodyshopopen

  Follow @thisiswoody on Twitter

Woody, Workshop 3, 1st Floor Balcony, Brighton Open Market, BN1 4JU, UK

Brighton Click + Collect Service
Buy online anytime and collect from the studio so you save on P&P
Simply tick 'I will collect' at checkout.

* In accordance with government guidelines our studio will not be open as a shop and our click + collect service is not available *