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. 

Alinah Azadeh, Burning The Books (Future Dreaming, Lewes). Photo: Lilian Simonsson

Alinah Azadeh, Burning The Books (Future Dreaming, Lewes). Photo: Lilian Simonsson

Quiet Down There and Alinah Azadeh - workshops and activity

Quiet Down There and the artist Alinah Azadeh will be developing a new project working with local communities through workshops and activities which explore the themes that underpin A Woman’s Place.

 Quiet Down There are a CIC based in Brighton that specialise in audience development and community participation.They have 15 year history of working in audience development and creative participation and are currently working with large organisations including Brighton Festival, Camden Council and Komedia on longer-term, artist-led audience development projects.

Alinah Azadeh is a visual, performance and interactive artist using gift, ritual and materiality to open up fresh ways of reflecting on our social and cultural

Elizabeth Carter  (16 December 1717 – 19 February 1806) by Joseph Highmore (1692–1780) Photo credit Deal Town Council

Elizabeth Carter  (16 December 1717 – 19 February 1806) by Joseph Highmore (1692–1780) Photo credit Deal Town Council

Celebration of Elizabeth Carter, Deal Town Hall

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Deal born poet and member of The Bluestocking Society, Elizabeth Carter, comes a celebration of her vitality and relationship to the town by artist Colin Priest.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September, Deal Town Hall, High St, Deal CT14 6TR

Stirred by the unexpected acquisition of the memoirs of the life of Mrs Elizabeth Carter with poems by Rev. Montagu Pennington, and curiously typed 19th century letters from her relatives regarding her portrait in Deal Town Hall,  Priest will present an atmospheric site-specific tableau of found material, film and texts in the Town Hall Chamber 8th/9th September 2017. 

The English term “bluestocking”  evolved in the mid-to-late 1700s.  Elizabeth Carter wrote of the society: “As if the two sexes had been in a state of war, the gentlemen ranged themselves on one side of the room, where they talked their own talk, and left us poor ladies to twirl our shuttles, and amuse each other, by conversing as we could. By what little I could overhear, our opposites were discoursing on the old English poets, and this subject did not seem so much beyond a female capacity but that we might have been indulged with a share of it.” Priest recently worked with pupils from Goodwin Academy, Deal, Kent on an Onomatopoeia Workshop.Each were given a character from the WORKBOX to recreate the image and sound of the sea using ink and the parchment provided. Completed drawings, were transformed into a stop motion animation to be screened at the celebration inside the Town Hall.

 Colin Priest is a London-based artist, architect and educator at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts, London his mixed-media site-specific works combine intervention, sculpture, writing, moving image and performance, with an ambition to construct site specific encounters engaging heritage narratives.


Jessica Voorsanger, Claude Monet (from the Bald Series) 2013, shown in Liberties 2015 and 2016. Photo credit: Steve Tanner. 

Jessica Voorsanger, Claude Monet (from the Bald Series) 2013, shown in Liberties 2015 and 2016. Photo credit: Steve Tanner. 

In conversation at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


Saturday 3 June, from 11.30am - 12.30pm

Day+Gluckman, artist Jessica Voorsanger and Tate Curator and art historian Carol Jacobi,  will discuss the complex relationship of a woman artist to her personal biography.

The panel will have an honest and frank conversation about the legacy of women artists and how their art is often overlooked in favour of their relationships to male artists. 

Saturday 3 June, from 11.30am - 12.30pm Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, TN34 3DW

£10 (£8 for Jerwood Gallery Members)

Jessica Voorsanger’s art practice looks at the construct of self, often through humorous installations or performances which unpick popular and celebrity culture. Voorsanger has exhibited extensively internationally, and is married to Patrick Brill (AKA the artist Bob+Roberta Smith).
Carol Jacobi is Curator of British Art 1850–1915 at Tate. Her research is centred on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British painting, sculpture and photography. She has backgrounds in science and literature, preferring an interdisciplinary approach, and has a long term commitment to challenging the canon and investigating the legacy of overlooked women artists. 

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 01424 728377 during gallery opening hours. Events may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached, in which case you will be notified in advance of the date.

Freddie Robins, Mad Mother, 2015

Freddie Robins, Mad Mother, 2015

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? 


Event partners for 2017 include: 

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

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! 

Royal Pavilion and Museum & University of Brighton, Brighton: Dr. Lara Perry in conversation with artist Erika Tan

The Depot Cinema, Lewes: A night of screenings and conversation. 

Liberties, The Exchange, Penzance 2016

Liberties, The Exchange, Penzance 2016

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.

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.