Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter

10 Dec 2016 - 19 Mar 2017


10 Dec 2016 - 19 Mar 2017



Click here to see photos of the Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter exhibition.

A major exhibition that celebrates the life, work and influences of Angela Carter twenty five years after her death. 

In bringing together art and literature, Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter explores the profound 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 fairy tales, feminism, gothic mysticism, sexuality and fantasy, the exhibition includes historically significant works by Marc Chagall, William Holman Hunt, Dame Paula Rego, Dame Laura Knight, Leonora Carrington and John Bellany, on loan from national and regional collections.

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

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 co-curated by Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts of UWE, Bristol, and the artist and writer Fiona Robinson PRWA. This exhibition is part of Bristol 800.

Image: The Misfits, Nicola Bealing RWA, 2014, oil on linen. Copyright NIcola Bealing RWA 

Supported by: Bristol 800, UWE Bristol and Arts Council England  

Times & Prices 

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

CLOSED Mondays

Last admission 30 minutes before closing. The RWA occasionally closes early for special events. Please call ahead or check the website for details.

Adults: £6.95 (includes a 70p donation)

Concessions: £4.95 (includes a 50p donation)

Under 16s/SGS, UoB & UWE students: FREE

National Art Pass holders: 50% discount on ticket price


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