Funhouse mirrors made by Uckfield Framing Company on display at Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate. Picture: Stephen White.

Uckfield Framing Company mirrors add to fun of exhibition

An Uckfield business has supplied a set of funhouse mirrors for display during an exhibition at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate.

The theme is seaside photography through the ages and the Uckfield Framing Company mirrors are perfect for an amusement arcade scene.

Eight mirrors stretch legs, and squash faces, of viewers of all heights and widths and form a dramatic entrance.

Each was manufactured at the Uckfield Framing Company’s premises at 6 Riverside, Brambleside, on the Bellbrook Business Park.


Funhouse mirror frames take shape at Uckfield Framing Company’s premises on the Bellbrook Business Park.

The exhibition opened on Saturday and will run through the summer. After that the show, including the mirrors, will go on tour throughout next year in other UK seaside galleries.

Uckfield Framing Company owner Tim Benians says similar mirrors have been made by his business for a Glasgow magician’s stage show and for a wedding prop. Inquiries come from event organisers, health club owners and shops but the overriding market appears to be individuals buying for their own homes.

He added: “Just something to put in the hall to make visitors smile perhaps, or create their own hall of mirrors token their children entertained.”

Wild waves

The Turner Contemporary’s Seaside Photography exhibition includes images of hotel life, the beach, the holiday camp, dressing up and dressing down, wild waves, and coastlines.

It examines the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present.

Read more about the exhibition at

Uckfield Framing Company has blogged about how it made the mirrors. Read more here: Making mirrors for Margate.

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