It’s a small world that will be on display at Cairns Museum from now until December. Eleven tiny but perfectly formed room suites are the work of one man – master wood craftsman and gifted miniaturist Les Paul.
A Cairns cabinetmaker and glazier, Paul created Lilliputian-sized rooms, which were exact miniature replicas of typical rooms in houses complete with furniture, wallpaper and art works.
“Les Paul worked his entire working life on the tools, creating furniture from North Queensland rainforest timbers. Then, in his retirement, he dared to downsize,” Ms Gibson said.
His passion was timber craftsmanship and he painstakingly made 11 small but perfectly formed room suites or dioramas, as well as four miniature collections, all at the exact scale of 1:6 (two inches to one foot).
The exhibition will display all of Paul’s tiny suites and some of his four collections.
From now until December, Monday to Saturday 10-4pm
Child (under 14): $6
Family (2 parents or grandparents + 2 kids): $30