Virginia Woolf

Blue Stone El Golfo 1989 acrylic on paper 56.5 x 75.5 cm BGT644

Blue Stone El Golfo, 1989, Acrylic on paper, BGT644

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 © Wilhelmina Barns Graham-Trust

Cliff, 1952, Oil on hardboard, BGT9658