The Girl Who Drew Memories

El Corazon Amoroso by Gail Winbury
30″x24″; mixed media collage on Bristol Board; 2018. Courtesy of the artist.


Gail Winbury: The Girl Who Drew Memories

at the Wilson Museum at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont, USA
3 December 2022-25 February 2023

“The Girl Who Drew Memories” situates Gail Winbury’s art at the intersection of vulnerability and creativity. Her large-scale abstract paintings and prolific collage work transform what is often inexpressible into resonant narratives in visual form, expanding how we make sense of our memories, emotions, and lived experiences. This extensive solo exhibition of Winbury’s work will fill both galleries of the Wilson Museum. Original poetry composed by local writers in response to her work will further animate the galleries as will an interactive makerspace where visitors can engage directly in the playful process of collage.

In the Garden of the Beast by Gail Winbury
30″x26″; mixed media collage; 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

In collaboration with poet, editor, and teacher James Crews, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has invited several local writers to develop original poetry in response to Winbury’s “The Other Side” series that deals with childhood memory. In the exhibition, these painting-poem pairings will engage visitors in the process of reflecting on their own experience recalling and making sense of their past. Along with Crews, participating poets are Berta Winiker, Charlie Rossiter, David Crews, Michelle Wiegers, Rachel Michaud, and Robbi Hartt.

(text adapted from materials provided by the artist)


Wilson Museum
Southern Vermont Arts Center

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Manchester, Vermont 05254 USA
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