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St Ives: Alina Szapocznikow
February 10, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Spanish Landscape with Mountains circa 1924 Dora Carrington 1893-1932 Bequeathed by Frances Partridge 2004
‘VIRGINIA WOOLF: AN EXHIBITION INSPIRED BY HER WRITINGS’
Among the artists: Alina Szapocznikow
Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author
Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives.
This exhibition is led by her writing, which will act as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art – with works by over 80 artists, including Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell, Winifred Nicholson, Sandra Blow, Barbara Hepworth, Claude Cahun and Dora Carrington.
The exhibition tours to Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 26 May – 16 September and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 2 October – 9 December 2018.
This exhibition was made possible with a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from Art Fund.