Our next and last book to read in our Art Writing course is Virginia Woolf's 'A Room of One's Own' (1929). Here's a signature sentence: “For my belief is that if we live another century or so – I am talking of the common life which is the real life and not of the little separate lives which we live as individuals – and have five hundred a year each of us and rooms of our own; if we have the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we think; if we escape a little from the common siting-room and see human beings not always in their relation to each other but in relation to reality; and the sky, too, and the trees or whatever it may be in themselves; if we look past Milton’s bogey, for no human being should shut out the view; if we face the fact, for it is a fact, that there is no arm to cling to, but that we go alone and that our relation is to the world of reality and not only to the world of men and women, then the opportunity will come and the dead poet who was Shakespeare’s sister will put on the body which she has so often laid down.” #goreyschoolofart
90 minutes of Jessie Homer French's narrative-rich paintings at the intimate setting of @motherstankstation Dublin with GSA's Art Writing troupe. Thank you. Go visit!
Last year’s student exhibition saw Level 6 Fine Art student, Heather O Connor, appropriating a gust of text from J.D. Salinger’s ‘Franny and Zooey’ and stitching it into our virgin gallery walls with wire alongside her equally raw and evocative prints: “You're lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world.” #goreyschoolofart
Philip Roth passed away last year at the age of 85. He retired from writing fiction in 2009. No one believed he could stop. He did. As a tribute to his writing and influence our second book to close read this year is 'The Human Stain' (2000). *Image: still from 'Philip Roth: Unleashed' (2-part BBC documentary)