Tate St Ives Exhibition

Virginia Woolf An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings

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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.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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Dates

10 February – 29 April 2018

Supported by

Czech Centre London

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

The Virginia Woolf Exhibition Supporters Group

ASFI (Art Speaks For Itself)

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