Category Archive: exhibition

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

“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

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

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

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

WSA Library Celebrates World Book Day!

We celebrated World Book Day yesterday in WSA Cafe with various activities ranging from letterpress, screen-printing, mono-printing and the self-portrait drawing game, ‘Face-to-Trace’! As in previous years the Library had a stand showcasing the Artists’… Continue reading

Altered Books exhibition in WSA Library

    We are pleased to be launching our first exhibition of the year in our display cases in the Library welcome area. We are showing altered books made by WSA students in response… Continue reading