Encounters with the Spirit World curated by Vivienne Roberts and Gill Matini.

Skotograph by Madge Donohoe circa 1930 © College of Psychic Studies

14 – 20th August 2016 at 16 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2EB 

The College of Psychic Studies would like to invite you come and experience a unique and exciting encounter with the spirit world in the form of an exhibition spanning 150 years of mediumistic art, spirit photographs and artefacts from the College archives.

Six floors of our Victorian townhouse in South Kensington will showcase over 300 spirit photographs, writing slates, spirit trumpets, planchettes and crystal balls. Expect to see the President’s office used by former College President Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and still in use today, and the rooms where psychic detective Harry Price built his laboratory.

Breathe in the atmosphere as you enjoy an unparalleled collection of mediumistic art. Highlights include the recently discovered drawings of Alice Pery (1833-1906), the visionary paintings by Ethel Le Rossignol (1873-1970) and an opportunity to see new acquisitions by contemporary artists Aradne, Daniel, Jan Arden, Damian Michaels, Chris Neate and Zinnia Nishikawa, invited by the College to exhibit works for sale during the exhibition.

Encounters with the Spirit World is timed to coincide with a summer show at the Courtauld Gallery featuring the extraordinary spirit paintings of Georgiana Houghton (1814-84). Georgiana was a founder member of the College and an album of her watercolours from our archives has been loaned to the Courtauld Gallery and forms an important part of their show.

The world of spirit awaits your arrival.