Welcome to A Woman’s Place Projects

A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where equality

provides the contextual backbone. 

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

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 explores women’s experience of living precariously, affected by issues that include gender & sexuality, race, neurodiversity & mental health, housing, education, borders & language barriers, underpinned and exacerbated by the environmental crisis.

2021 will include a 9 month period of research towards a longer term project of commissions, actions, and events 2022 – 2024.

 

 

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.

Now available online – the publication for our 2016 – 2018 programme!

Print copies of the publication for our 2016 – 2018 programme, which culminated in six new site-specific commissions at National Trust’s Knole by artists 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. 

2018 – HIGHLIGHTS

Image: Melanie Wilson, Women of Record, A Woman’s Place at Knole 2018  copyright Ciaran McCrickard / National Trust

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

Knole House

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.

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.

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!

Project highlights

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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