Associate Professor co-curates exhibition celebrating work of Angela Carter

Issue date: 04 January 2017


An academic from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has co-curated an exhibition celebrating the work of author and journalist Angela Carter.

Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts, an Associate Professor in English Literature, played a joint role in curating Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) art gallery in Bristol.

The exhibition brings together art and literature to explore the enormous impact of Carter - one of the most distinctive literary voices of the last 100 years.

It includes historically significant works by Marc Chagall, William Holman Hunt, Paula Rego, Dame Laura Knight, Leonora Carrington and John Bellany, on loan from major national collections.

Co-curated by artist and writer Fiona Robinson, the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, printmaking and film alongside illustrations from Carter's books.

The exhibition at the gallery in Queen's Road, Clifton, runs until 19 March.

An interview with Dr Mulvey-Roberts about the exhibition broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme can be accessed here. The interview can be found between 21:46 – 27:45.

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