Welcome to a woman’s place project

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

NOW OPEN

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

A Woman’s Place at Knole

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

Curated by Lucy Day & Eliza Gluckman

17 MAY – 4 NOVEMBER 2018

KNOLE HOUSE, SEVENOAKS, KENT, TN15 0RP

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

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.

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 events are happening throughout the season at Knole. Head over to our Events page to see what’s coming up.

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

TWITTER

Follow the link below to book your place at the upcoming Panel Discussion at @KnoleNT. Your chance to hear from the curators and artists behind A Woman’s Place and learn more about this amazing project.
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Spotlight: Turner Prize winning Lubaina Himid has produced 2 thought-provoking works that celebrate the lives of women who served @KnoleNT. You can spot Himid's work the drainpipes in Knole's Stone Court, & find out more about her inspirations at https://t.co/Cst1oqyC04

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