BBC 100 Women

 

Pillow Talk: conversations with women

the pop up nomadic women's art reading lounge

 

BBC100 Women

Monday 28 November 2016

 

Venue:

BBC

Broadcasting House

Portland Place

London

W1A 1AA 

 

BBC Radio live discussions broadcast
on 1 December 2016 via BBC World Service
 
Does Feminism include you? 18:00 - 19:00
Asian Network team 19:20 - 19:50
The Funny in Feminism 20:00 - 20:30
 

Hot on the trail from showcasing Pillow Talk at University College London's TEDxUCLWomen event on 29 October, Pillow Talk has been invited to showcase at the BBC's annual event 100Women at Broadcasting House, the theme is intersectional feminism. The BBC has chosen its list of inspirational and influential women for 2016. They will bring you groundbreaking moments of defiance, new takes on fairy tales, stories of octogenarian cheerleading, and take you inside the world of e-gaming. Others will be exploring black feminism or taking part in our first ever live festival. You will hear from some of the world's biggest names but also from women you may never have heard of, but who all have astonishing stories to tell.

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.

 

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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

 

Venue:

Quad Marquee 

UCL

Gower Street

WC1E 6BT

 

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:

https://www.kweekweek.com/tedxuclwomen/tedxuclwomen-intersect

 

 

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Stardust Ruins, The Ruins of Kasch, 2008. Aerogel and rosin on mirror in Perspex case. Photograph: © Liliane Lijn

 

We are proud to announce artist Liliane Lijn will be giving a lecture on her artistic practice and influences on Monday 22 February 2016 from 7.00pm at Conway Hall in The Brockway Room, Holborn, as part of our yearly lecture series which highlights and celebrates women artists of importance.

 

Lijn is an internationally acclaimed artist who has had a very active and prolific career spanning over 50 years. Working across media - kinetic sculpture, film, performance and collage - to explore language, mythology and the relationship between light and matter. In 2005, Lijn was ACE NASA, Leonardo Network artist in residence at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2013, Lijn was one of the six artists short-listed to produce a sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Public commissions include Solar Beacon, a solar installation in collaboration with astrophysicist, John Vallerga on the two towers of the Golden Gate Bridge and Light Pyramid, a beacon for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Milton Keynes. Lijn took part in a recent panel discussion at Tate Modern called The Power of Light with Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, which explored how light helps us understand space and time. 

 

All welcome, £5.00 full price, £3.50 concessions (students/seniors).

 

Please book early to ensure entry by clicking this link Eventbrite

 

Invitation to all SLWA Members

Artist talk & sketchbook workshop with Elinor Brass

 

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Gerald Moore Gallery

Eltham College Grove Park Road London SE9 4QF

Wednesday 25 November 2015 7-9pm

 

We are delighted that Elinor Brass will give a talk about her work and the founding of the TEA Sketchbook Circle with a sketchbook workshop for SLWA artists - please bring your sketchbook for this special evening!

Elinor Brass is an artist, Head of Art at Eltham College and Director of the Gerald Moore Gallery and is currently studying for a doctorate at the Institute of Education.  Working with photography, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture and installation, her work plays with the juxtaposition of objects and textures to create painterly responses to environments.

Elinor has established a national sketchbook circle, where artists are working using a book to collaborate with other practitioners exchanging ideas monthly.  The circle has been set up in association with the NSEAD and Campaign for Drawing to support art teachers in continuing their own artistic practice.

Read more about Elinor and the TEA Sketchbook Circle in the current edition of ArtVerve

Sketchbook Circle

Sketchbook Circle 2015

@elinorbrass

@sketchbkcircle

 

 

DIRECTIONS GERALD MOORE GALLERY

The Gerald Moore Gallery is a modern building in the grounds of Eltham College. There is a car park in front of the school. Turn to the right in front of the school and through a courtyard, following the sign to the Gallery.

 

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BY CAR

From the A205 South Circular Once on the South Circular follow signs towards Woolwich and the A20. Leave the South Circular, at Eltham via the roundabout, and join the A20, Sidcup Road (signposted Sidcup, Swanley). After approximately 1 mile turn right onto the A208, Court Road and at the T junction turn right onto the B226 Grove Park Road. Travel straight across two roundabouts and the entrance to Eltham College will be seen immediately on the right-hand side. On Arrival: Car Parking is limited adjacent to the Main Entrance, but more space is available by the Eric Liddell Sports Centre entrance from Mottingham Lane.

 

BY TRAIN

Via Mottingham Station

10 minute walk

On the line from Dartford via Sidcup and from Charing Cross/Cannon Street via Lewisham. Trains run every 30 minutes off-peak.

Via Grove Park Station

20 minute walk

On the line from Charing Cross to Sevenoaks via Chislehurst, Orpington and Chelsfield.

 

 SLWA have had many celebrations over the last few weeks that we would like to share with you.

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Back, CEO of Conway Hall Dr Jim Walsh, Moira Jarvis, Melissa Budasz. Front, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Chrissy Thirlaway, Jackie Brown

 

 

 The Big Draw Awards, Painters' Hall, City of London

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On 18 May 2015 we collected The Big Draw Award runners-up prize at Painters' Hall, home to the Worshipful Painter-Stainers in the City of London for our collaborative drawing Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions. The artist Jessica Voorsanger created a live drawing installation and there were presentations from the artist Bob and Roberta Smith and the film director Mike Leigh, both advocating the need for drawing in education and throughout our lives. The Big Draw 2014 had over 1800 participating groups, individuals, schools and other institutions who had entered the competition from all over the world. The project, devised by Melissa Budasz and Laura Moreton-Griffiths comprised of 18 storyboards referencing over 30 female artists from neolithic cave paintings to current time - some well known artists, others less well known, connected to and operating at times of influence. Thank you to all the SLWA artists that took part as we drew with sharpie pens over 10 days on our hands and knees in the foyer of the Albany Theatre, Deptford. This project was part of the 2014 Deptford X Festival.

Participating artists: Julie Bennett, Gillian Best-Powell, Jackie Brown, Melissa Budasz, Liz Charsley-Jory, Robina Doxi, Chantal Gillingham, Margaret Higginson, Moira Jarvis, Beata Kozlowska, Jennie Merrell, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Lesley O'Mara, Marnie Pitts, Selena Steele, Paula Stevens-Hoare, Chrissy Thirlaway, Mary Thomas-Rodriguez, Eithne Twomey

 

The SAF Awards, Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge 

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On 25 June Southwark Arts Forum hosted the SAF Awards at the Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge. SLWA's Finders Keepers Losers Weepers residency, art-trail, symposium and educational workshops were nominated in two categories - the Community Arts Project Award and the Visual Arts Award. We were honoured to be there, having won the Visual Arts Award the previous year for I'm Inside Ring the Bell, we were shortlisted for the Visual Arts Award once again, but missed out on the award this time. 

Participating artists: Maria Beddoes, Julie Bennett, Gillian Best-Powell, Kate Bowe, Jackie Brown, Lisa Brown, Melissa Budasz, Bula Chakravarty AgboLiz Charsley-Jory, Leonie Cronin, Karin Dahlbacka, Reema Dreaming, Gin Dunscombe, Edori Fertig, Chantal Gillingham, Pia Goddard, Jane Higginbottom, Moira Jarvis, Pat Keay, Beata Kozlowska, Christine Landreth, Jennie Merrell, Paola Minekov, Carol Mish, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Jasmine Pradissitto, Marnie Pitts, Lucy Soni, Chrissy Thirlaway, Kim Thornton, Eithne Twomey, Caroline Underwood, Susan Wood

 

Conway Hall Time Capsule Installation, Holborn

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Finders Keepers Losers Weepers marked an exceptional time for SLWA. 34 selected members explored abstract notions around being, knowing, time and space and not only responded to the theme - the archaeology of mind and memory, but also the history and physical space of Conway Hall itself. The exhibition ran around the entire building from the roof to the basement, in walkways, corridors and windows, offering a unique experience to visitors and staff.

The five curators Jackie Brown, Melissa Budasz, Moira Jarvis, Laura Moreton-Griffiths and Chrissy Thirlaway returned to Conway Hall on 23 June 2015 to install a time capsule that commemorates the four months South London Women Artists artworks occupied Conway Hall and the symposium and educational workshops that took place. The time capsule contains fragments from the exhibition itself which have been placed in a special archive room for future generations to find. 

  

Conway Hall time capsule selected contributions:

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Kate Bowe an Angel card from Slight of Hand installation

Jackie Brown  human hair, Pia's lasting to the end of time, holding profound knowledge of its identity. Used to weave Hair Brain-Pia

Melissa Budasz study fragment for States of Consciousness series - collage of wax, milkweed, human hair, textured paper used for Sex My Brain circular painting

Joan Byrne poem Curating the Laundry read at Symposium Archaeology of mind and memory 20 November 2014

Pia Goddard made to accompany the large photographic piece Rocking Horse which was part of the Finders Keepers Losers Weepers show, this little rocking horse is the dream come true, and, therefore, broken

Moira Jarvis study for Composting and Natural Patterns of Thought, small sewn canvas with wire and willow

Laura Moreton-Griffiths A Hyena in a Petticoat archival pigment print of original drawing of Mary Wollstonecraft, radical, proto-feminist, writer and philosopher

Eithne Twomey section of print on vinyl taken from Traces of No 41 Under seat No 12

Chrissie Thirlaway ivory cow from Consequences installation

A5 exhibition/symposium flyer Finders Keepers Losers Weepers

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Paper Time Capsule created by a child from an Educational School workshop held at Conway Hall on 27 February 2015