The Mannequin Calendar

The Mannequin is a Calendar in 13 Parts...

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... no, a few years back and here or hereabouts, I collaborated with the surrealist poet (and Bird King servant) James Knight on a project called The Mannequin. The idea was that James would write some of his wonderful poetry, each fitting a part of a shop window mannequin's body, and I would create artwork from what I saw in his word-built imagery. These were eventually combined into a book called The Mannequin, which is still available to buy on Amazon.

However, for me, that didn't feel like enough so this year, and with James' permission, I have revisited both words and pictures to make The Mannequin Calendar. And, because both our heads are broken enough, £1 from every calendar sold will go to the Mental Health charity MIND.

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The Mannequin is a calendar in 13 parts made up of James Knight's poetry and Susan Omand's artwork, held together by the anatomy of those ubiquitous plastic modellers of clothing. 

From hearts for Valentine's Day to Christmas punch, the references are oblique, the verses striking and the imagery unimaginable. 

Take The Mannequin by the hand and let it guide you through your year. 

£1 from the sale of every calendar will be donated to the mental health charity MIND