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The Tooth is Out!

By Poppy Ash

What happens when we lose our baby teeth? Exploring worldwide ‘tooth fairy’ traditions, Poppy’s illustrations examine the ways in which the loss of baby teeth are celebrated and the rituals that surround them. The tooth fairy that we grow up with in the UK varies hugely around the world, from culture to culture, sometimes taking the form of a tooth mouse, bird or leprechaun. Poppy’s practice draws from everyday life, with a focus on narratives and lore. The unique stories, passed down through generations and unquestioned in our youth, are here brought to life. The playful comic-style illustrations celebrate the power of storytelling. 


The Tooth is Out! is free to visit and is on display 24/7 in the windows of the Hidden Wardrobe from Friday 24th February – Sunday 2nd April 2023.

Exhibiting Artists


24/02/23 - 02/04/23


The Hidden Wardrobe