Start collecting France-lise McGurn's work now, as she has been chosen as one of 80 female artists to exhibit in response to the writings of Virgina Woolf at the Tate St Ives.

Opening this weekend, Feb 10th 2018, and running until Apr 29th, it's set to be an important, exciting and timely feminist exhibition, which will 'explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art.' as billed by curator Laura Smith in the exhibition blurb.

Virginia Woolf had a childhood connection with St Ives, and some of her most famous work was inspired here and so therefore it's fitting for this exhibition to open here, before touring to Pallant House, Chichester and then The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge throughout the year. 

The rich literary works of Virginia Woolf are sure to have inspired some groundbreaking feminist work, and we are excited to see France-Lise McGurn's response to Virginia Woolf’s radical feminist approach. 

Like Virginia Woolf, France-Lise McGurn has also fostered a St Ives connection having just recently completed a residency and wall painting at Tate St Ives herself, Collapsing New People

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The Stairwell Commission at Tate St Ives resulted in an impressive, evocative wall painting in the long, light and beautifully curved stairwell. 

If you, like us, are huge France-Lise fans and can't wait to see her latest work at Tate St Ives, you can browse and buy her newly released special collection of original drawings.  Showcasing some of the characters that have adorned gallery walls around the world, you can take home your own piece of original France-Lise McGurn art now before it's all snapped up. 

#francelisemcgurn ‘s mural at the Tate St Ives is like eavesdropping on a conversation
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Read curator Laura Smith's foreword and critique on Virginia Woolf to learn more about the life and work of this creative feminist literary powerhouse, her relationships with other inspiring female artists and writers with whom she was contemporary and her personal connection to St Ives and the landscape, which inspired some of her most famous work.

Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings

Curated by Laura Smith, Exhibitions & Displays Curator, Tate St Ives,
10 February – 29 April

The exhibition tours to Pallant House, Chichester, 26 May – 16 September and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 2 October – 9 December.