#HogarthPress100: Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press

This exhibition, curated by Dr Nicola Wilson from the Department of English Literature, is part of this year's centenary celebrations to mark the founding of Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press.

A picture of the open call for artwork celebrating the Hogarth Press centenaryThe exhibition features new artwork responding to the centenary, produced by letterpress artists and printers from within the UK and further afield. This is juxtaposed with original artwork from the archives of the Hogarth Press, along with woodblocks produced by Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, and Dora Carrington. Other archival materials on show includes readers' reports, early Hogarth Press publications, letters, advertisements and order books. These chart the changing fortunes of the Press, as it moved from small, subscription-based operation to professional publishing house. Leonard and Virginia Woolf's recently unearthed crumbling travelling bags, on loan from Penguin Random House Archive and Library, are also on show.

The exhibition was funded with the help of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

The exhibition is free and open to the public until 31 August 2017. For details and opening times, visit the MERL website.

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