International Women’s Day
Posted on 3/03/2019
International Womens Day is approaching and we have plenty going on in the gallery to explore issues around gender equality and celebrate women through art, culture and film.
Carey Young’s critically acclaimed video installation Palais De Justice uses surreptitious footage to construct a counter-narrative of a legal system seemingly centred on, and perhaps controlled by women. Open until 2 June.
In Studio 1 Virgin Territory, Vincent Dance Theatre‘s multi-layered film installation, offers an uncompromising look at our hyper-sexualised digital culture and its impact on girls and young women growing up today. Open until 10 March.
Next door, The Field Room provides a reflective, sensory experience for visitors of all ages to safely explore thoughts and feelings of self-worth, female role models and positive everyday actions. This is accompanied by a work in progress by sculptor Eve Shepherd; The Stand is a growing collective of porcelain female figurines, fragile in their individuality yet powerful in their combined presence as they literally stand their ground.Eve Shepherd will be present at varying times throughout the exhibition, in a recreated corner of her Brighton studio, available to talk to visitors about her work and process. Open until 10 March.
And on Saturday 9 March, our celebration of women continues:
Meanwhile, in the the Towner Cinema we have an exploration of women in film, both in front of and behind the camera:
We’re showing Together at 2.00pm – a beautiful and expressive experimental feature about two deaf dockworkers wandering the streets of London, directed by Lorenza Mazzetti – the only female filmmaker to be associated with the Free Cinema movement. This screening will be introduced by Dr Brighid Lowe, Senior Lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art.
And at 4.00pm screen icons Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton star in the classic office satire 9 to 5, that celebrates the power of female friendship. As relevant today as it was when it was first released.