'Women working in sculpture in Britain from 1960 to the present day – towards a new lexicon' is a developing research project, aiming to find a more considered language to articulate and map the immensely rich and diverse practice of women working in sculpture, in Britain from the 1960s onwards.
The research has its origin in exhibition making and the evident under representation of women in exhibitions, public collections and within the art market. To date a cross-generational selection of women sculptors have been interviewed, exploring artistic languages, exhibition histories and the broader socio-economic and cultural context of women’s practice and careers.
This event will include a resumé of the research and explore how a creative life is enabled and sustained. Christine Borland, who has recently completed a major commission for the Institute of Transplantation and Sheyda Porter, a recently graduated sculptor and curator, living and working in the North East, will present experiences based on recent practice. Dr Catherine George and Hilary Gresty, project leads, will introduce the session and Natalie Rudd, Senior Curator, Arts Council Collection will join the plenary discussion.
Financially supported by The Henry Moore Foundation and the University of Lincoln, with support in kind from the Institute of Transplantation and Northumbria University.
Image credit: Christine Borland, detail Positive Pattern, commissioned by the Institute of Transplantation, 2017
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