A Memory Palace of Her Own at William Morris Gallery 2/2

Photographs from my series ‘A Memory Palace of Her Own’ are exhibited at the William Morris Gallery from 11 January to 9 March 2014. I am proud to be part of the programme commemorating the centenary of Jane Morris’s death on 26th January 1914.

Exhibition flyer, design by Ben Faydherbe

On His Doorstep, Margje Bijl 2011

A New Pattern for the Empress, Margje Bijl 2011

The private view of my exhibition was held on 9 January. Myself I presented the audience with a sound piece and created a drawing while it played.

Live drawing during private view
at William Morris Gallery
(photo Sebastiaan Veldhuisen)

The private view included a Q&A with the author Kirsty Walker who wrote this review. Jan Marsh delivered a short speech on how Jane Morris continues to inspire and pleasantly surprised me by the title ‘Jane’s avatar’.

Q&A with Kirsty Walker during private view
at William Morris Gallery
(photo Sebastiaan Veldhuisen)

The centenary programme includes several exhibitions and lectures. During the opening week of my exhibition I saw ‘Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse’ at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery explores the role of Jane Morris as Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s chief muse and the embodiment of Pre-Raphaelite beauty. The exhibition ‘Rossetti’s Obsession: Images of Jane Morris’ will later travel to the William Morris Gallery.

‘Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse’
at National Portrait Gallery