Today’s invitation to create comes to you from the ‘Picturesque Excursions of Devonshire’ by T. H. Williams (1827) Illustrated by the author, an artist, the book is made up in […]
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Join artists Naomi Hart and Emma Molony and University of Exeter academics Dr Ceri Lewis (Associate Professor in Marine Biology) and Rebecca Lovell (Research Fellow at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health) for a special online talk about art, nature and science to celebrate International Women's Day.
Display 6th August 2022 - 29th October 2022
This exhibition was inspired by a conference on the theme of Dreams, Visions, and Somnambulism in German Literature, Art, Medicine and Philosophy 1750-1835.
In the 17th century, books began to acquire frontispieces – an illustration, usually a full-page engraved plate, facing the title page. The frontispiece was often an exquisite work of art in its own right - but what was its purpose in the narrative?
Trade & Exchange was launched in November 2020 and was commissioned as part of Exeter’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan Building Exeter Back Better.