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Pillow Talk: conversations with women

the pop up nomadic women's art reading lounge


TEDxUCLWomen 2016: Intersect

Saturday 29 October 2016



Quad Marquee 


Gower Street



Opening times:  10am to 9pm
Pillow Talk will be open 10am to 6pm


TEDxUCLWomen celebrates the achievements of women and girls, and showcases work that breaks down barriers caused by gender and its intersected oppressions. On Saturday 29th October, alongside 200+ TEDxWomen events across the world, UCL are hosting a day of talks, workshops, art and entertainment and have invited Pillow Talk to participate.  This year’s theme is Intersect which aims to broaden perspectives and examine ways of thinking.


Staged in a transparent geodesic dome, the Pillow Talk reading lounge is furnished with art pillows by SLWA artists and a selection of readings, cuttings and ephemera from the Women's Art Library collection, based at Goldsmiths University of London. Visitors are invited to relax, read the material and to interact. These conversations with women contribute to a collective multi-layered memory of women’s art history and highlight the achievements of women artists and will form part of an ongoing research project. 

The pillow artworks feature the work of 60 SLWA members exploring diverse themes from science to politics, gender, memory and sex.  They are sites of learning, contemplation, discussion and dissent as well as a comfortable place to sit.   The stable structure of the geodesic dome and its transparency invites the public inside providing the perfect space for open and balanced discussion.


Entrance to the art exhibition is free.  Tickets for the talks can be purchased from: