AB 2020: The Aubrey Beardsley Society unites devotees of the fin-de-siècle artist, writer, and emblem of queer decadence Aubrey Beardsley. We aim to bring together emerging Beardsley scholars and long-time admirers, artists and collectors, students and academics who are shaping the field of Beardsley studies – in 2020 and beyond. Cultivating new talent in this field is the Society’s privilege and responsibility.
What we do
To celebrate the foundation of the Aubrey Beardsley Society, the Emerging Beardsley Scholar Prize will be awarded to an outstanding researcher at the start of their career. Read the Call for Submissions here.
The Aubrey Beardsley Society has launched the AB Library, a collection of digitised primary sources and open access scholarship dedicated to Beardsley. At the time when our access to physical collections is more complicated than ever, this resource aims to provide an evolving guide to the world of online Beardsleyana.
Keeping the Beardsley Craze aflame, the Aubrey Beardsley Society also publishes the AB Blog. This digital publication platform is regularly updated with creative and scholarly contributions from the community of Beardsley enthusiasts. If you consider yourself one and have an idea for a post, do not hesitate to get in touch with Sasha Dovzhyk at email@example.com.
Who we are
Honorary President – Linda Gertner Zatlin
Founding Member – Simon Wilson
Director – Sasha (Olexandra) Dovzhyk
IT Officer – Martin Lohrer
Artist in Residence – Hanna Strizh
The Aubrey Beardsley Society is generously supported by the Alessandra Wilson Fund.
How to join
You can purchase your membership in the Aubrey Beardsley Society via PayPal here.
How to get in touch
Please email Sasha Dovzhyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to join the lively conversation about Beardsley on Twitter (@beardsleyism) and subscribe to the AB 2020 newsletter. And we do hope to see Beardsleyites in person at our live events when it is safe for us again to convene.