Monthly Archives: June 2012

East London Fawcett Group FREE GALLERY TALK @ Cob Studios & Gallery

ELF Art Audit – Saturday 30 June – Curators’ Talk

Saturday 30th June 2012

Midday – Cob Studios and Gallery, 205 Royal College Street N1 0SG

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As part of the East London Art Audit campaign, we are hosting a talk from the curators of ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, an exhibition at the Cob Studios and Gallery curated by Natasha Hoare and Roxie Warder.

The exhibition features the work of 6 female artists made in response to the Gothic short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, by Chalotte Perkins Gillman. The text was hailed as a polemic feminist work that vividly explored female tropes of domestic space, motherhood, hysteria and the ‘strangeness’ of the female body.

Including artists Eve Ackroyd, Becky Allen, Gabriella Boyd, Adeline de Monseignat, Suzannah Pettigrew, Fiona Robertson, the exhibition celebrates the beautifully wrought and terrifying story, reflecting on interior spaces, the power of imagination and the role of medicine in pathologizing femininity.

Please join us for the talk at Cob Studios and Gallery at midday and we will be heading to the pub, as usual, afterwards for drinks and discussion.

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Save Lambeth Women’s Project!

HELP SAVE LAMBETH WOMEN’S PROJECT!

Protest outside Lambeth town hall at 6.30pm on Wednesday 20th June.

Campaign Blog: http://savelambethwomensproject.wordpress.com
Twitter: @SaveLWP
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lambethwomensproject

Lambeth Women’s Project is facing unreasonable eviction from their home of nearly 33 years with no offer of alternative premises or support- a decision made by Stockwell Primary School, who recently began managing the building LWP are in. This eviction can’t be allowed to happen! We refuse to see Lambeth Women’s Project shut down.

The latest is that at least six members of the project have been staging a sit-in since Friday 15th June, the eviction deadline. LWP coordinator Ego Ahaiwe claims the locks on the main gate were changed this morning and school staff were refusing to let women leave or enter via the alternative school entrance.
Ahaiwe said: “It is inhuman for the school to treat us like this, we should be able to work together to find a solution and if they are not interested they should be transparent about that. “We are staging a sit-in to protect our belongings and those of the groups that use the premises. We don’t trust that they will be respected and the school has proved that by what they have done today. See this Brixton Blog for more info and Save the Lambeth Women’s Project blog for the latest.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: BBC film crew coming at 11am tomorrow Tuesday 19th June. Protest outside Lambeth town hall at 6.30pm on Wednesday 20th June.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/43857445″>Save Lambeth Women’s Project – The Voices of Women</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user3389795″>ed webb-ingall</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com“>Vimeo</a>.</p>