Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Notes On Ithell Colquhoun

This week we have been pleased to hear from Sara Hughes, curator at Tate St Ives. This splendid gallery at Porthmeor Beach in Cornwall is holding an exhibition starting in October called The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, exploring the influence of folklore, mythology and the occult on British artists. Also included is Ithell Colquhoun, whose novel, Goose of Hermogenes we publish. Colquhoun has always had a cult following but her audience is growing. By chance we also found in our archive a copy of a book we published in 1956 above – Ithell designed the book cover for this one. We are currently assessing our archive for a major retrospective in 2011, our 60th anniversary year. The first stage of this process is our Rare Books Page which is now open for browsing (and buying) - watch this space for more on this exciting venture into our past

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