Welcome to a woman’s place project
To avoid any confusion please note that we, and the projects that we undertake, are not aligned to, affiliated with or representing the campaign group WomansPlaceUK.
2019 – NEWS
A Woman’s Place projects continue this year with a series of drop in Makers of Change workshops in Lewes, supported by The Chalk Cliff Trust. These monthly craftivism sessions for women have emerged from a series of workshops commissioned by us and run by artist Alinah Azadeh.
The adult sessions are running on Saturday 12 October 2019, 9 November 2019, 14 December 2019, 11 January 2020 & 8 February 2020 at Westgate Chapel, Lewes.
Craftivism sessions, for younger women (13 – 16 year olds) facilitated by Alinah Azadeh and Charley Haward will run Saturday 23 November, 14 December, 11 January 2020, 8 February 2020 and 14 March 2020 at Lewes New School.
All details on our Events page. Do get in touch via our contact page if you would like to know more…
Image: Melanie Wilson, Women of Record, A Woman’s Place at Knole 2018 copyright Ciaran McCrickard / National Trust
In other news we will be researching and developing new projects this year – watch this space…
2018 – HIGHLIGHTS
A Woman’s Place Knole 17 MAY – 4 NOVEMBER 2018
Six contemporary art commissions highlighted the progression towards equality through the stories of women who have contributed to the spirit & history of Knole.
Curated by Lucy Day & Eliza Gluckman
Six commissions on site at National Trust’s Knole by Lubaina Himid, CJ Mahony, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams & Melanie Wilson, and an online work by Lindsay Seers. Each artist responded, through different media – sculpture, sound, film, interventions and a website, with commissioned works that encompassed love, betrayal, class, gender and inheritance.
A Woman’s Place at Knole shone a light on historical women’s voices, marking 100 years since the Representation of the People Act that gave some women the vote in the UK for the first time. This critical moment in history is no better illustrated than at Knole where the rules of inheritance impacted so significantly on the women who lived there.
A number of events took place throughout the 2018 season at Knole, including a performance devised and directed by Emily Speed. Performing the Toilette took place on 7 August 2018. You can see a short video of it here, filmed and edited by Alice May Williams. Performer Natalie Sharp.
What was your highlight? For many more to choose from, and a recap of past and recent A Woman’s Place events, head straight over to our Events page to see what we got up to!
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A Woman’s Place Project CIC is a Private company limited by guarantee without share capital — Community Interest Company (CIC). Registered Company number 10236518
Registered office address: 49 Station Rd, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6EA
Correspondence Address: 8, Prince Edwards Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1BD