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Women’s House Symposium

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National Glass Centre

Exploring feminism, creative expression for women and women as artists.

Set in the context of the centenary of suffragette movement and the ‘me too’ campaign, this event is part of an artists-led project Women's House that looks at how we define, understand and relate to feminism intersecting with identity and sexuality in these current times. 

The symposium invites artists, academics and cultural practitioners to reflect upon and engage in a discourse about Feminism from Black and LGBTQ perspectives, share creative practices that challenge and articulate these concerns and raise questions about the status of women's art within the wider framework for equality.  

Women's House project takes its reference from Judy Chicago's original feminist art installation 'Womanhouse', 1972.  Hence, the symposium provides an opportunity to examine the notion of domesticity and space (or the lack of it) and asks women artists about how they negotiate and navigate their practice through these socially genderised structures. 

The project Women’s House is supported by funding from Arts Council of England, Slate and Cultural Spring.  The symposium is supported by Creative Places Programme through Sunderland Culture.