8 March: International Women’s Day: Birmingham School Illustrators at the Cadbury

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When: 8 March, noon-2:30pm
Where: Winterbourne House and Garden
Admission is free, but please book a place as seating is limited.

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 si├Ęcle. 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