2019 Collaboration Unveiling: ‘Supernature’

On the 18th of November 2019, The Creative Dimension Trust unveiled their 2019 Collaboration, Supernature – a puppet fashion show, during an exciting event at Bonhams Auction House in Mayfair, London.


Introducing the evening, founder and CEO of The Trust, Penny Bendall, said that the collaboration ‘…celebrates what The Creative Dimension Trust is all about’. Designed and installed by trustee Simon Costin, the colourful and engaging puppet fashion show was the result of the brilliant effort of students participating in a range of workshops throughout the year. Students worked with expert tutors, from a variety of disciplines, including;

    • Flameworking at the National Glass Centre
    • Table Top Puppet Making with Sian Kidd
    • Sign Writing with Adam Williamson
    • From Dream to Product with Zone Creations
    • Fashion in Miniature with Jose Hendo and;
    • Trompe L’Oeil with Sarah Hocombe


Director of the Royal Collection Trust, Tim Knox, spoke of the incredible work that the Trust does for young people, highlighting that the opportunities offered ‘…are not just in the creative and cultural industries…they are also relate to architecture, engineering and surgery’. Mr Knox further praised the ‘…irresistible combination, [of] energy and enthusiasm from the students and the generosity and imagination of the tutors and sponsors’ saying that ‘…it’s quite inspiring and the future of The Creative Dimensions Trust is really bright’.


“The amazing thing is that, to date, over 400 students have…really benefited from their time [participating in workshops]. From restoring benches for investitures at Buckingham Palace to reguilding that famous shop front at Fortnum & Mason, to woodworking in the new Windsor Castle workshops, students have put the facilities at the National Glass Centre to full use, they have restored the weather vane at that great treasure house Burghley House in Lincolnshire and they have designed a triptych to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.”

Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection Trust


The Creative Dimension Trust is very thankful to Bonhams, Fortnum and Mason and James White Drinks for supporting the 2019 collaboration event.