Welcome to a woman’s place project
A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where equality provides the contextual backbone.
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:
Flag for Grace – can be seen flying from the flagpole
Collars and Cuffs – Stone Court
Still Life, Still Waiting – Great Hall
Innards – Orangery
Alice May Williams:
By the Accident of Your Birth – Gatehouse Tower
Women of Record – throughout the house and grounds – collect your audio headset from the Visitor Centre
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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