The Woman Who Fell In Love With An Island launch - In Conversation with Sophia Jansson
About the event
Beloved by children and adults alike, Tove Jansson is best known for her most famous creations, The Moomins. The exhibition and outdoor trail celebrate the work of the Finnish-Swedish author, novelist, painter and illustrator. The award-winning William Morris Gallery will then stage an exhibition featuring original artworks and objects relating to Tove in Summer 2022. This project is supported by Jansson’s family and estate.
Accompanying the exhibition at Walthamstow Wetlands in 2021 is a downloadable audio piece ‘The Island’ by multi-instrumentalist and contemporary composer Erland Cooper. The piece is brought to life with on-location field recordings. The essay was first published in 1961 in the travel magazine ‘Turistliv i Finland’. The piece is read by Tove’s niece Sophia Jansson and Creative Director of Moomin Oy Ltd. who inspired one of Tove’s most famous works ‘The Summer Book.’ Sophia Jansson joins us for this very special launch event on Facebook live - in-conversation with exhibition curators Mhairi Muncaster and Alison Williams.