Bauhaus100 at Winchester School of Art

This year marks the centenary of the Bauhaus movement – “a lively school of ideas and a field for experimenting in the free and applied arts, design, architecture and educational methods.“ Founded in Germany… Continue reading

Knitting with meaning: spinning a yarn. A guest blog post by Nicki Clarkson

The act of knitting can be just as important as the physical product of that act. Each stitch has meaning and can convey a narrative; raising voices that might otherwise not be heard.… Continue reading

Transforming WSA Library into ‘The Library of Eden’: a guest blog post by Fine Art student Jessica Mann

  “He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit.”  Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of… Continue reading

“University Makes Me Feel…” zines and Mental Health Awareness Week at WSA Library

Image 1: Exhibition poster created by Hannah Teague.   Zines offer an inexpensive, independent medium to share personal experiences, and offer support and solidarity. They can connect communities and raise the unfiltered voices… Continue reading

“A palimpsest of silence”: Sebastiane Hegarty’s Silence on Loan

This month, visual and sound artist Sebastiane Hegarty reflects on his sound performance ‘Silence on Loan’, which took place in WSA Library earlier this year.   Image 1: Recording ‘Silence on Loan’ in WSA… Continue reading

Sustainability Month at WSA Library

This month our Senior Library Assistant Lena Munday and our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan reflect on ‘sustainability’ in the collections at WSA Library. Sustainability is a particularly topical issue at the moment,… Continue reading

“I was accused of everything except turning people into frogs!”

Our Principal Library Assistant Lena Munday and our Site Engagement Librarian Donna Ballan reflect on lesbian voices in the collections at WSA Library. In celebration of LGBT History Month, our exhibition ‘Lesbian Voices’… Continue reading

Torn from home: remembrance of the Holocaust at Winchester School of Art Library

  Lena Munday, our Principal Library Assistant, has curated a small exhibition of items from Winchester School of Art Library’s collections on this year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day . Here she reflects on… Continue reading

“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