Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Image Credit: Ana Maria Pacheco, 'Hades II'

Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1PX

0117 973 5129
http://www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/strange-worlds-vision-angela-carter

Saturday 10 December 2016 – Sunday 19 March 2017
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Admission Fee: Adults: £6.95 (includes a 70p donation) Concessions: £4.95 (includes a 50p donation) Under 16s/SGS, UoB & UWE students: FREE Art Fund card holders: £4.50 (includes a 50p donation)

In bringing together art and literature, Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter explores the enormous impact of author and journalist Angela Carter - one of the most distinctive literary voices of the last 100 years.

Echoing Carter’s recurring themes of feminism, mysticism, sexuality and fantasy, the exhibition includes historically significant works by Marc Chagall, William Holman Hunt, Paula Rego, Dame Laura Knight, Leonora Carrington and John Bellany, on loan from major national collections.

The exhibition also features works by major contemporary artists who were either directly influenced by Carter, or who explore themes found throughout her work. These include Ana Maria Pacheco - who will exhibit her macabre and unsettling installation, The Banquet - Alice Maher, Eileen Cooper RA, Tessa Farmer, Nicola Bealing RWA, Marcelle Hanselaar and Lisa Wright RWA.

Delving into the latent meanings of childhood fairytales and the twisted imagery of gothic mysticism, this exhibition pays homage to the dark and compelling drama of Carter’s visual imagination – brutal, surrealist and savage.

The exhibition will include painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, printmaking and film alongside illustrations from Carter's books, manuscripts, photographs and personal artefacts that give a fascinating and intimate insight into her life and work.

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter is curated by Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts of UWE, and the artist and writer Fiona Robinson RWA. This exhibition is part of Bristol 800 - a city-wide festival that celebrates significant Bristol anniversaries along with other commemorative and special events.

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