Please join us for an afternoon exploring the Winterbourne exhibition, ‘Drawn to Books: Women Illustrators of the Birmingham School.’ The progressive Birmingham School–the country’s first municipal art school–trained women in the fine and applied arts at the fin de siècle. These artists built upon Pre-Raphaelite influences to define an identifiable Birmingham style, often launching successful careers. This exhibition features book (and book-related) illustrations from a range of artists including Celia Levetus, Georgie Gaskin, and Mary Newill. Supported by Winterbourne House and Garden, the Cadbury Research Library, and the EDACS 19th-century Centre. The exhibition was partly curated by 3rd-year English students.
12:00: ‘Drawn to Books’: talk by Rebecca N. Mitchell
1:00-2:30: Tea, cake, and gallery chats with 3rd-year English Student curators