Charlotte Hodes at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool


Charlotte Hodes at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool

The Errant Muse

Charlotte Hodes & Deryn Rees-Jones
University of Liverpool, Victoria Gallery & Museum
16 November 2019 to 28 March 2020

An innovative exhibition bringing together, for the first time, new work by long-time collaborators artist Charlotte Hodes and poet Deryn Rees-Jones.

Showing across a set of interlinked spaces in the gallery, the exhibition engages with objects and manuscripts from the Victoria Gallery & Museum and the University of Liverpool’s Special Collections and Archives, foregrounding the lives and works of women writers and their ‘errant’ voices across three centuries. Relieved of the narratives of genre and time, text, image, and animation explore aspects of women’s creativity, and create a fresh memoryscape for the imagination.

Includes the animated film of the poem ‘And You, Helen’ (2014) (‘quietly magnificent’, Wales Art Review) and the AHRC Research-in-Film award shortlisted ‘Questions of Travel’ (2016) and a new animated film, Fires (2019) based on a lyric essay, Fires (Shoestring, 2019) by T.S. Eliot Prize shortlisted poet, Deryn Rees-Jones.