“Take courage, join hands, and stand beside us.”

Christmas has come to WSA Library…   Fig. 1: Book tree and ‘Snow-fragette’ at WSA Library.   The evenings are drawing in and winter is fast approaching. The end of term is already… Continue reading

Read to Me: a psychometric collaboration with objects

From now until Christmas, WSA Library will be displaying an exciting new exhibition by artists’ book maker Sarah Bodman. In this guest blog post, Sarah discusses how an interest in Victorian spiritualists, telepathy… Continue reading

The Library of Re-Claimed Books

Last month, visual artist Noriko Suzuki-Bosco, who is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD study at Winchester School of Art, took part in Turn the Page 2018 artists book fair in Norwich with her social… Continue reading

Mr. Punch’s Designs After Nature

Last month our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan attended the Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s Victorian Animal Encounters Conference at the University of Portsmouth. Two of the papers discussed nineteenth-century illustrations of ‘insect women’… Continue reading

Fashion and Sustainability Forum 2018

    A plastic-free aisle in supermarkets will not deliver a plastic-free isle. From George Monbiot’s comments in The Guardian on Theresa May’s 25 Year Environmental Plan to David Attenborough’s plea in Blue… Continue reading

Call for papers: In the Loop at 10

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton 19 – 20 July 2018   Image of work exhibited at the first In the Loop Conference Keynote Speakers Professor Jessica Hemmings Professor Ingun Grimstad Klepp… Continue reading

Creative freedom as resistance: remembrance of the Holocaust at Winchester School of Art Library

Our Principal Library Assistant Lena Munday studied an MA in Jewish History and Culture at the Parkes Institute (University of Southampton) and wrote her dissertation on ‘Women’s Diaries of the Warsaw Ghetto’. In… Continue reading

“But one needs a change sometimes”

  “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” –  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Autumn has certainly… Continue reading

WSA Degree Show Catalogues

As we celebrate the 2017 Winchester School of Art (WSA) degree shows, we have taken the opportunity to explore the Library’s archive collection of invitations and catalogues from the last four decades. Here… Continue reading