Exploring the author and journalist's darkly surreal work through complementary art.

Artists as diverse as Marc Chagall, William Holman Hunt, Paula Rego, Laura Knight and Leonora Carrington feature in this display based around the recurring themes in Angela Carter's work; feminism, mysticism, sexuality and fantasy. It reveals the variety of ways that these ideas have inspired the visual imagination.

As well as paintings, sculpture and film, the exhibition includes illustrations from Carter's books by Corinna Sargood, Malcolm Ashman and James Marsh, and examples of her manuscripts, photographs and personal artefacts, providing an intimate insight into both her personal and professional life.

Royal West of England Academy

Queen's Road, BRISTOL, Greater Bristol, BS8 1PX

0117 973 5129


Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5.30pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm

Closed Mon except Bank Holidays (open 11-5 spring and summer BH Mondays)

Closed 24 – 27 December 2018, 1 Jan 2019

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