24th Mar 2017 - 12th Apr 2017
Theatre Foyer, Grand Parade
A collection of hand embroidered dusters, created by women who collectively responded to a call to commit through thread, their own views and experiences on the theme of women and domesticity.
Participation is invited not just from artists but from anyone who has an opinion and is keen to take part. Contributions range from poetic quotes, to resentful statements, from images, to fond memories. This project is run by University of Brighton lecturer Vanessa Marr, who selected traditional dusters as a metaphor for domesticity because they are mundane (like most domestic tasks), yet visually appealing in their brilliant bright yellow. The dusters are strung together like flags proclaiming a multitude of opinions, stitched with red thread to represent femininity.
To date around 100 dusters have been submitted to this project and it continues to grow. The collection has been regularly exhibited in the south of England, including during an academic Symposium discussing artistic responses to the home at the Geffrye Museum in London and at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea.
Exhibition open to the public: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Closed Sunday.
For more information or to contact Vanessa visit: domesticdusters.wordpress.com.