Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Woolf art’

Oh, if only I were in London this month. There’s so much for Woolfians to do. Below is a screenshot of the Aug. 21 National Portrait Gallery Late Shift event, a lecture titled “`Absolutely Divine’: Virginia Woolf and Charleston.”

The NPG is celebrating Woolf with a special exhibit, “Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision,” now through Oct. 26.

NPG Charleston event

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The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, in association with the National Portrait Gallery NPG catalogueexhibition,  “Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision,” will hold a one-day conference on Thursday, July 17.

The event will feature Professor Frances Spalding CBE, curator of the exhibition and professor of art history at Newcastle University, and Professor Maggie Humm, School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London.

The location is the Ondaatje Lecture Theatre, National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H 0HE, and the schedule is as follows:

2:30 p.m.: Registration
3 p.m.: Frances Spalding
4 p.m.: Tea
4.30 p.m.: Maggie Humm
5.30 p.m.: Panel discussion

COST: £25 for non-members of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain. For bookings: contact Lindsay Martin at lindsay@lindsaycmartin.co.uk

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The Ida Appelbroog exhibition, Monalisa, draws parallels between the artist and Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, according to the blogger at Art Kvetching

And Appelbroog reportedly found refuge — and inspiration — in the bathroom. 

The figure in Appelbroog’s art is described as challenging “us to keep looking.” Woolf does the same with her writing. By going inside the minds of her characters, she challenges us to look inside ourselves. 

Read the Art Kvetching post about the Bronx-born artist’s work, then check out the exhibition Web site

Meanwhile, The Guardian reports on a writers’ charity that is offering a female writer the chance to get out of the bathroom and into rent-free accommodation in Church Cottage in leafy Clifford Chambers, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Hosking Houses Trust, the provider of the grant, was also inspired by Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. Besides a completely equipped cottage in rural England, the trust’s award includes £750 a month and use of a rowboat.

The offer is open to women age 40 and over who write in English. April 12 is the application deadline. Read more.

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