Last week the Cursed City crew paid a visit to Southsea Model Village to install two new figurines into the diorama around the market place. Much of the story in The Snow Witch novel takes place in the model village so we thought it only fitting that some of the characters should have a home there.

Artist James Waterfield installs the Lissitch figurine

We commissioned artist and model maker James Waterfield of Lawn of the Dead to make scale models of Dontiza, the protagonist, and Lissitch the… well, we are not quite sure what or who he is. If you take a stroll around the village now you can see Dontiza busking in the market place. While around the corner Lisstich, now manifest as a paste-up artist, lurks having just pasted up a new piece of art on the walls of a building.

With all the other street art adorning the walls of the model village now, this has got to be one of the smallest street art locations in the world. Give it time and there will be people offering visitors to Portsmouth street art tours in the model village. We are very proud to have contributed something to the village and we are especially proud to have added something unique to the street art offer there as well.

Over the coming weeks, you will see more of Lissitch’s work if you “open your eyes and see the magic”!

Cursed City – Dark Tide is funded by Arts Council England to produce a transmedia story experience that will be delivered this autumn as part of Darkfest 2019.


Published by Reynold Lissitch

Street artist and eminent raconteur with shapeshifting capabilities.

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