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Art DesignA Tate St Ives Exhibition Celebrating Virginia Woolf

A Tate St Ives Exhibition Celebrating Virginia Woolf

'Wings Over Water', 1930, Frances Hodgkins. Image: courtesy of Tate
By AFP
January 06, 2018
The Tate St Ives gallery in Cornwall, England, is paying tribute to literary giant Virginia Woolf through an exhibition of the work of artists inspired by her writing.

Through the work of more than 80 artists who have been influenced by the English modernist writer over the past 160 years, Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings will bring to life the recurring themes in her oeuvre.

The exhibition assembles a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, texts and films created by British and international artists from 1854 to the present day. Structured in two parts, it covers subjects such as landscape, domesticity and identity, all from a feminist perspective.

 

'Interior with a Table', 1921, Vanessa Bell. Image: courtesy of Tate
'Interior with a Table', 1921, Vanessa Bell. Image: courtesy of Tate
'Rocks, St Mary's, Scilly Isles', 1953. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Image: courtesy of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust
'Rocks, St Mary's, Scilly Isles', 1953. Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Image: courtesy of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust

The first section explores the concept of landscape, and includes works by Louise Bourgeois. The second section focuses on still life and the home as a place of creative freedom but also social isolation.

As a child, Woolf spent her summers in St Ives, and she returned there as an adult. Her connection to the town was an inspiration for "To The Lighthouse", one of her best-known novels.

Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings runs from February 10 to April 29, 2018, at Tate St Ives.

'Collapsing New People', 2017, France-Lise McGurn. Image: courtesy of France-Lise McGurn
'Collapsing New People', 2017, France-Lise McGurn. Image: courtesy of France-Lise McGurn

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