Day+Gluckman secure funding for A Woman’s Place Project across the South East
We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing a large grant from Arts Council England for A Woman’s Place, a contemporary arts, heritage and education project where female equality provides the contextual backbone.
With additional support from National Trust (Knole House) and Trust New Art and partners include Kent County Council, Depot Cinema (Lewes), Towner Gallery, Turner Contemporary, Jerwood Gallery Hastings, University of Brighton, Royal Pavilion and Museum, University of Sussex and New Hall Art Collection (University of Cambridge) and CVAN South East the two and a half year programme includes new artists commissions, exhibitions, a film and events programme and a study day. It leads on from our Research and Development phase that has seen us working more prominently in the discourse of feminism and lead to the exhibition Liberties: 40 Years Since the Sex Discrimination Act that first showed at Collyer Bristow Gallery, London in 2015 and opens on the 21st October at the Exchange, Penzance.
In this new phase of development for A Woman’s Place, now a CIC, we especially look forward to taking forward significant new commissions working with Knole House and artists Lubaina Himid, CJ Mahony, Lindsay Seers, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams & Melanie Wilson.
We would like to thank both Arts Council England for this significant validation of our work together, National Trust’s Tom Freshwater for his unwavering support and all of the artists we have worked with as Day+Gluckman over the past ten years!
A Woman’s Place is a project that aims to question and address the contemporary position of women in our creative, historical and cultural landscape. It is inspired by an urgent desire to relocate the simple message of female equality into the cultural fabric of today.
Using site-specific and historically significant venues, commissions and works will resonate the relationship between a woman’s interaction with space and how changing society continues to affect and influence arts practice. This project embraces contemporary art and discussion; commissions, conversations and action.
The title is taken from a book by Ruth Adam (Persephone Books) that charts the role of women in society from 1910-1975, ending with the Sex Discrimination Act. Day + Gluckman curators have taken this as a perfect starting point to try and look at why we are living in a society that is currently scared of the f-word.
The project is being realised in several parts, all under the overarching umbrella of A Woman’s Place:
In 2014-5 Research for A Woman’s Place was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England., The National Trust and Bexley Heritage Trust.
A Woman's Place became a Community Interest Company in June 2016 (A Woman's Place Project CIC). We are currently fundraising for several new strands taking place 2016 - 18. Updates will be announced here / via our twitter feed and on our Facebook page so please do like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay in touch.
A Woman's Place logo is by Miranda at Mi design
Events - coming up
Events - recent and past
An exhibition of contemporary art reflecting on 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act at Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
July - October 2015
CoHabiting: Contemporary Art, History & Feminism, Old Courtroom, Brighton
10 Jan 2015
Minutes Passing Slowly
Emma Critchley & Nadège Mériau at The Regency Town House, Brighton
3–19 October 2014