Virginia Woolf

Blue Stone El Golfo 1989
acrylic on paper
56.5 x 75.5 cm

Tate St Ives is holding a new exhibition inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf. Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives.


This exhibition is led by her writing, which will act as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art - with works by over 80 artists, including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell, Winifred Nicholson, Sandra Blow, Barbara Hepworth, Claude Cahun and Dora Carrington.


Two of the paintings by Willie Barns-Graham are loaned by the Trust – Cliff (1952; BGT9658) and Blue Stone El Golfo (1989; BGT644)


The exhibition continues until 29 April. It then tours to Pallant House, Chichester, 26 May – 16 September and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 2 October – 9 December 2018.


Cliff 1952
oil on hardboard
25.5 x 35.7 cm

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