Linda has long had a close connection with the work of William Blake, drawing inspiration from his poetry to develop her own series of engravings, prints and fine press books. Linda will introduce the audience to her work, accompanied by a slideshow of imagery as well as physical displays of her artworks and books in the very apt surroundings of Swedenborg House’s Grade II-listed neoclassical Hall and Wynter Room. In conversation with Blake scholar and historian, Keri Davies, Linda will look at how Blake has influenced her practice, in particular the Songs of Innocence and Experience—are these songs merely nursery rhymes or a unique tool to inform, to teach or to elevate consciousness?
Linda Landers grew up in Hertfordshire and studied at Central St Martins School of Art in London where she gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting.
Keri Davies, B.Sc., A.R.C.S., Ph.D., is Vice-President of the Blake Society and an Honorary Visiting Fellow of Nottingham Trent University. An independent scholar, he has written much on William Blake’s parents (particularly his mother’s links to the Moravian Church), and on the social and intellectual milieu of early Blake collectors, and other friends and acquaintances of the painter-poet.
The talk takes place at 19:30-21:00. Tickets for this free event can be booked via The Blake Society web site.