Welcome to a woman’s place projects
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.
2020 – NEWS
We are researching and developing a new project this year, despite COVID19!
Our Precarious State aims to realise a series of commissions and aligned activities in 2021/2022 which will explore women’s experience of living precariously – affected by issues that include the environmental crisis, gender and sexuality, mental health, housing, education and language barriers.
Questions under discussion include:
How are we affected by uncertainty and insecurity?
What is the impact of bias and discrimination?
What creative changes can we make to find a way forward?
We are looking to develop conversations, research and thinking in the form of online discussion groups and email exchanges at this stage. If you are interested please do get in touch via the contact form, we’d love to hear from you.
Print copies of the publication for our 2016 – 2018 programme, which culminated in six new commissions on site at National Trust’s Knole by Lubaina Himid, CJ Mahony, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams and Melanie Wilson plus an online work by Lindsay Seers, have been posted out far and wide.
If you would like to download a PDF version please click here.
Image: Melanie Wilson, Women of Record, A Woman’s Place at Knole 2018 copyright Ciaran McCrickard / National Trust
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
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