A Christmas show that's just a tad creepy

Just in time for Christmas, Toys – an exhibition of weird, sinister and some-times creepy childhood relics – is swooping into Auckland.

Toys features items from artists Kevin Capon, Liam Gerrard, Philip Madill, Will Handley and PJ Paterson, exploring the power of seemingly innocent dolls and their ability to terrify and disturb.

The exhibition includes photography, installations and works on paper. The work displayed will also include small shows for emerging artists.

The exhibit starts December 17 at Paper/ Project, the new exhibition space belonging to Sanderson Contemporary Art, 251 Parnell Rd.