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

Jane Austen in the Library

Jane Austen’s life and work has inspired countless writers and artists, and as part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of her death we take a look at how she is represented… Continue reading

Make do and Mending: Crafting Sustainability

Winchester School of Art (WSA) is hosting the 2nd Fashion and Sustainability Forum today. Alongside this WSA Library has collaborated with Associate Professor of Fashion, Dr Jo Turney, who provides our guest blog below, to curate an… Continue reading