Ithell Colquhoun: “Genius of the Fern Loved Gully” with Amy Hale & Timothy Liu.

Video (1:11:22): a conversation about Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988). – In celebration of the publication of the first in-depth study of the reclusive British surrealist poet, painter, and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, biographer Amy Hale & poet Timothy Liu will discuss the life and work of this enigmatic figure.

Biographer Amy Hale and Tate Modern (which houses the entire collection of Colquhoun’s works in their collection) agree that Ithell Colquhoun was a bisexual so it is ok to do a queer reading of Ithell Colquhoun’s oeuvre.

The first in-depth biographical study of the British surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun

Ithell Colquhoun – Genius of The Fern Loved Gully
by Amy Hale
Published: 2 February 2021
ISBN: 9781907222863
Imprint: MIT Press
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336

‘This book offers the first in-depth biographical study of the British surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, situating her art within the magical contexts that shaped her imaginative life and work. After decades of neglect, Colquhoun’s unique vision and hermetic life have become an object of great renewed interest, both for artists and for historians of magic.’ – the publisher