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Events across the South East in 2017
Throughout the year we will be holding a series of events with our partners supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. These events are intended to be fun, creative and informative with female equality providing the contextual backbone.
As details are confirmed we will add bookings links so please check back, and sign up to our mailing list for updates.
In conversation at Turner Contemporary, Margate
Unpicking the narrative: difficult women, difficult work
Thursday 27 Apr 2017 11am – 5pm Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
Day+Gluckman in conversation with Freddie Robins for The Matter of Material symposium, hosted by Turner Contemporary in collaboration with the International Textile Research Centre University for the Creative Arts.
Using examples of her work and exhibition profile we will consider how her career and practice has developed as an artist working with textiles and whether she consciously considers it to have a feminist voice; whether gender still has a pivotal role in how textiles are read and how Freddie’s work continues to contribute to that debate. The conversation will look at how textiles have been curated into exhibitions , for example FABRIC (2014) and Entangled (2017). It will examine curatorial hierarchies and whether there is a perceived or actual fear in displaying objects that don’t hold their shape. We will also discuss the propensity of echo chambers in the art world and beyond - are we only talking to each other? How as artists and curators do we identify our audiences and is there a gendered snobbery about the ‘right type’ of audience?
Other event partners for 2017 include:
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (Save the date: June 3rd 2017)
New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College Cambridge: Talk and a study day
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne : Day+Gluckman in conversation with artist Tai Shani, talking about her major project Dark Continent: "A gesamtkunstwerk braiding narratives, fictions and mythologies, a Dionysian descent into rapture, ideology, language and flesh into the bottomless pit told through a neanderthal hermaphrodite, a medieval mystic and the woman on the edge of time" .
The University of Sussex in partnership with Gender Studies and Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research Centres: Rachael House's Feminist Disco will be in town!
The Depot Cinema, Lewes: A night of screenings and conversation.
Communities and Families Events
We are planning a series of workshops for 2017 which lead into the major programme of activity at Knole produced and managed by the National Trust.
We will shortly be recruiting someone to work with us to develop this exciting part of the programme.
Please do get in touch is you would like to be involved as a participant, a host, or want to find out more about working with us.