Category Archive: Special Collections

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

“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

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 Degree Show Catalogues

As we celebrate the 2017 Winchester School of Art (WSA) degree shows, we have taken the opportunity to explore the Library’s archive collection of invitations and catalogues from the last four decades. Here… 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