“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

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