Victoria Gallery & Museum: The Errant Muse
Venue: Victoria Gallery & Museum
Dates: 16/11/2019 - 28/03/2020
Times: 10:00 - 17:00
The Errant Muse
16 November 2019 to 28 March 2020.
Open Tues to Sat, 10am – 5pm
This innovative exhibition brings together, for the first time, new work by long-time collaborators artist Charlotte Hodes and poet Deryn Rees-Jones. Showing across a set of interlinked spaces in the gallery, the exhibition engages with objects and manuscripts from the Victoria Gallery & Museum and the University of Liverpool’s Special Collections and Archives, foregrounding the lives and works of women writers and their ‘errant’ voices across three centuries. Relieved of the narratives of genre and time, text, image, and animation explore aspects of women’s creativity, and create a fresh memoryscape for the imagination.
Alongside paintings, prints, paper-cuts, glass and ceramics are animated films of the poem ‘And You, Helen’ (2014) (‘quietly magnificent’, Wales Art Review) and the AHRC Research-in-Film award shortlisted ‘Questions of Travel’ (2016) and a new animated film, Fires (2019) based on a lyric essay, Fires (Shoestring, 2019) by T.S. Eliot Prize shortlisted poet, Deryn Rees-Jones.