Evening Talk with Jenniger Higgie: Spiritualism, Feminism & Contemporary Art

  • Schumacher College
  • January 27
  • 21:30 - 21:30
  • 8
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Join bestselling writer Jennifer Higgie – former editor of Frieze Magazine, and author of The Other Side and The Mirror and the Palette – for this effervescent and atmospheric evening talk.

In The Other Side, Jennifer Higgie explores the lives and work of a group of extraordinary women, from the twelfth-century mystic, composer and artist Hildegard von Bingen, to the nineteenth-century English spiritualist Georgiana Houghton, whose paintings swirl like a cosmic Jackson Pollock; the early twentieth-century Swedish artist, Hilma af Klint, who painted with the help of her spirit guides and whose recent exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim broke all attendance records.

‘In effervescent and atmospheric prose, Jennifer Higgie explores some of history’s most innovative artists and their spiritual investigations into this realm and the next. I was entranced from start to finish, as she takes us on both a personal and artistic journey across time and across the globe. The Other Side is an exhilarating read.’ – Katy Hessel, author of The Story of Art Without Men

Jennifer is also teaching a weekend course in creative writing 26-28 January 2024.