Welcome to a woman’s place project

A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where equality provides the contextual backbone. 

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.

To find out more about our organisation, read our mission statement here.

a woman’s place at knole


See below for more information on the installations and artists featured, or head over to our page: A Woman’s Place Knole

Lindsay Seers' online work
2052 Selves [a biography]
commissioned for A Woman's Place
can be seen here.

chapter I online now
chapter II online now.
an encounter, a documentary about 2052 Selves [a biography] can be seen here

Six contemporary art commissions highlight the progression towards equality through the stories of women who have contributed to the spirit & history of Knole.

CJ Mahony, Lindsay Seers, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams & Melanie Wilson.

Curated by Lucy Day & Eliza Gluckman

17 MAY – 4 NOVEMBER 2018


2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid joins CJ Mahony, Lindsay Seers, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams & Melanie Wilson in responding through different media – sculpture, sound, film, interventions and a website, with commissioned works that encompass love, betrayal, class, gender and inheritance.

A Woman’s Place at Knole shines 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 have taken place throughout the 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.

And head over to our Events page to see what we have been up to.

Planning your visit: 

There is no charge to see the artworks however normal admission prices to Knole will apply – please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole#Prices

Locations of works:

Lubaina Himid:
Flag for Grace  – can be seen flying from the flagpole
Collars and Cuffs – Stone Court

CJ Mahony:
Still Life, Still Waiting – Great Hall

Lindsay Seers:
2052 selves – a biography  – online work www.2052selves.com (released episodically in four chapters during the show)

Emily Speed:
Innards – Orangery

Alice May Williams:
By the Accident of Your Birth – Gatehouse Tower

Melanie Wilson:
Women of Record  – throughout the house and grounds – collect your audio headset from the Visitor Centre

For more information on the six artists and the commissions go to our Exhibitions page, or click on our Press Release on the Press page.

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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: 40, South Way, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1LY


The cream of the South East's curatorial talent were in our gallery today, for a tour and discussion! Thank you for coming @TCMargate @JHansardGallery @OldFireStation @AWomansPlaceUK @SussexUni and to @cvansoutheast for organising.

Last chance - A Woman's Place at Knole, Sevenoaks
The commissioned artists are Lubaina Himid, CJ Mahony, Lindsay Seers, Emily Speed, Alice May Williams & Melanie Wilson.
The exhibition closes on 4 November.
@AWomansPlaceUK @KnoleNT (Image: Lubaina Himid)

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