Queering Connections 2020

Building on the 2019 ‘Lesbian Voices’ exhibition held in WSA Library during LGBT History month and to coincide with the screening of the award winning film ‘Beyond: There’s always a black issue dear’,… Continue reading

Party time! A festive celebration of knitting from the collections at WSA Library.

Its Christmas time again and this year in the Library we are celebrating all things knit.  Our current exhibition curated by Harriet Harvey and Carolyn Wing celebrates this festive season by bringing together… Continue reading

“His eyes blazed with a sort of demonaic fury, and he suddenly made a grab at my throat…”: gothic in the collections at WSA Library

When Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in 1897, little did he know the impact it would have on our cultural and social history. One of the most famous examples of gothic literature, the book has been adapted into over two hundred films and television programmes, and Stoker’s representation of vampirism and Vlad the Impaler have permeated and inspired modern tales of vampires.

“When in doubt, go to the library”

Welcome to the start of a new term, a new academic year and what Keats called the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.” Winchester School of Art is once again full of new… Continue reading

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