Throughout her novels Virginia Woolf used rooms and windows as her metaphor for a person’s personal space in a period of extreme emotional restriction and internal turbulence brought about by social conditioning.
Lorrain as curator, incorporated this theme, referencing the architectural and intimate physical constraints in Woolf’s life. She positioned artworks to offer sightlines through empty picture frames, or screened views through an abundance of dead trees. Each encounter was aimed to offer a sensory experience, as a way into the body of work.
Despite Woolf being considered one of the foremost modernist female writers of the 20th Century, her narrative can present a challenge to read. It was to make her works more accessible, that was the inspiration behind these series of exhibitions.
Facilitators Jane Cordery / Lorrain Mailer
Curator Lorrain Mailer
Artists Jane Cordery / Kit Forrest / Sonia Griffin Rachel Hornsby / Frederique Jones / Sam King
Lorrain Mailer / Carolyn Morris / Venetia Nevill
Arts Forum, Hastings
Blue Monkey Talk, Eastbourne