Myriad graphic novelist Kate Charlesworth took up residence at National Trust property Wightwick Manor in May, and drew on Virginia Woolf’s essay, ‘A Room of One’s Own’ to create a new exhibition inspired by Wightwick’s past.
Continuing in the Mander family’s tradition of celebrating women and their artistic achievements, Charlesworth has created art in rooms where Suffragist debates were happening and surrounded by the work of women artists from over a century ago.
Kate describes herself as an “accidental social commentator and says, “I’ve had a wonderful opportunity to represent women – and other ‘minorities’ – in strong and positive lights and where appropriate, with humour.
Myriad will publish Kate’s graphic memoir, (A Girl’s Guide To) Sensible Footwear in July 2019. The book charts the arc of LGBT history (emphasis on the ‘L’) in the UK from 1950 to the present.
The exhibition at Wightwick Manor will run until February 28th 2019. Please head to the National Trust website for ticket charges and opening times.