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Fine Art Lecturer featured in Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter Exhibition

BA (Hons) Fine Art Staff Course news / Industry news / Inspire – Published 13th Dec 16

BA (Hons) Fine Art Lecturer, Dominic Shepherd, is exhibiting at Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter Exhibition.

His painting, ‘The Season of the Witch’, is included in this major exhibition celebrating the life of the writer Angela Carter. Delving into the latent meanings of childhood fairytales and the twisted imagery of gothic mysticism, this exhibition pays homage to the dark and compelling drama of Carter’s visual imagination – brutal, surrealist and savage.

Dominic Shepherd teaches across all years on Fine Art and is represented by Charlie Smith Gallery, London which offer three internships a year to students in Fine Art at AUB.

From Royal West of England Academy website:

“In bringing together art and literature, Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter explores the enormous impact of author and journalist Angela Carter – one of the most distinctive literary voices of the last 100 years.

“Echoing Carter’s recurring themes of feminism, mysticism, sexuality and fantasy, the exhibition includes historically significant works by Marc Chagall, William Holman Hunt, Paula Rego, Dame Laura Knight, Leonora Carrington and John Bellany, on loan from major national collections.

“The exhibition also features works by major contemporary artists who were either directly influenced by Carter, or who explore themes found throughout her work. These include Ana Maria Pacheco – who will exhibit her macabre and unsettling installation,The Banquet – Alice Maher, Eileen Cooper RA, Tessa Farmer, Nicola Bealing RWA, Marcelle Hanselaar and Lisa Wright RWA and Dominic Shepherd.”

Open until 19th March 2017 at the RWA in Bristol.