An exhibition of works by over 80 modern and contemporary artists inspired by the writings of celebrated author Virginia Woolf. Following Woolf’s notion that creative women should ‘think back through their mothers’, the exhibition will explore her relationship to feminism and will reflect her efforts to find new forms through which to share women’s creativity.

Including works by international artists ranging from 1854 to contemporary commissions the exhibition will act as an inclusive study of writers and artists alike, highlighting the many connections between Woolf, her contemporaries and those who share an affinity with her work.

Author of classic novels such as To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One's Own, Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives, and later made her home in Sussex.

This major exhibition has been organised by Tate St Ives in association with Pallant House Gallery and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.