Category Archive: Artists’ Books

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

“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

“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

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

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

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