Susanita's Little Gallery first exhibition is dedicated to the Welsh writer Roald Dahl's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", published in 1964.
This book tells the story of the humble Charlie Bucket and four other children, Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Augustus Gloop. They are the five lucky winners that found a golden ticket on their Wonka bar. These tickets are the eccentric Willy Wonka's invitation, to spend a day in his extraordinary Chocolate Factory, where he has the tiny and singing Oompa Loompas working in. Each of these children will be punished because of their misconduct, with the exception of the good Charlie, who, as a prize, will receive a gift that could never imagine.
The book was so successful, that publications followed each other among the years, and it was published all around the world. It was as well adapted as a play in several times, videogames were bringed out and it was on the big screen two times, in 1971 "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" by Mel Suart, with Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, and in 2005 "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie. Even a chocolate brand with the chocolatier surname was created, "Wonka", in 1976.
Roald Dahl wrote a sequel, "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator", in 1972.
First of all, I would like to clarify, That "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" exhibition, is not endorsed or formally connected to the Dahl Estate or the Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity in any way. Nevertheless we have inform them about it, and they didn't made any objection.
Felicity Dahl, writer Roald Dahl's widow, founded in 1991, shortly after her husband dead, the Roald Dahl Foundation. This Foundation, cares four young patients with Acquired Brain Injury, Epilepsy or Blood Disorders, in 46 hospitals, all around the U.K. Also, provides direct help to families facing financial hardship when caring for a seriously ill child.
You can find out more info about it on their web site: www.roalddahlcharity.org
From Susanita's Little Gallery, and thanks to the artist generosity, we collaborate with this Charity, donating the 20% of the sales from the exhibition about Roald Dals's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".
Even so, if you want to contribute with this initiative, without need of purchasing any of the artworks, you can do it through this link: www.justgiving.com/roalddahl/Donate