I’m very excited to be part of the next Uniqlo Tate Late! on the 23rd February.
My pillow made in 2016, will be shown alongside my mothers’ pillow as well as 58 other brilliant pillow artworks by women artists from the SLWA & the WAL.
Pillow Talk is a collection of women artists that captures stories giving
a visual dialogue on women’s histories, experiences and psyches. Sixty
hand painted, printed, appliqued and sewn pillows explore diverse
themes ranging from love, memory and loss, to science and the
environment, to politics and war. The pillows are laid out on the floor
in the shape of the female symbol and visitors are offered a place to
sit, read and have conversations. At its heart, sits a mobile library full
of publications, catalogues, magazines and ephemera about women
artists, echoing the themes of the pillows and selected by the Women’s
Art Library – women being inspired by women. Paying homage to the
centenary of women getting the vote in February 1918, Pillow Talk
contributes to a collective multi-layered memory of women’s art history
and the achievements of contemporary women artists.
Artwork pillows made by: Helen Adie, Gillian Best-Powell, Andrea Blair, Juliet Blake, Kate Bowe, Jackie Brown, Lisa Brown, Melissa Budasz, Joan Byrne, Ilinca Cantacuzino, Francesca Centioni-Dene, Bula Chakravarty-Agbo BEM, Liz Charsley-Jory, Claudia Iuliana Ciofu, Anna Cocciadiferro, Pat Cove, Leonie Cronin, Karin Dahlbacka, Liz Dalton, Claire Dorey, Gill Dove, Robina Doxi, Yolanta Gawlik, Chantal Gillingham, Pia Goddard, Mary Gordon Smith, Julia de Greff, Hayley Hare, Jane Higginbottom, Margaret Higginson, Catherine Hollens, Moira Jarvis, Pat Keay, Joan Kendall, Valerie Lambert, Christine Landreth, Linda Litchfield, Wenchi Lucas, Yoke Matze, Jennie Merrell, Paola Minekov, Carol Misch, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Emerald Mosley, Karen Piddington, Marnie Pitts, Jasmine Pradissitto, Zoe Powell, Izzi Ramsay, Vivienne Richards, Daisy Shayler, Lucy Soni, Selena Steele, Chrissy Thirlaway, Kim Thornton, Louise Townsend, Eithne Twomey, Caroline Underwood, Kim Winter.
Mobile library books, catalogues and ephemera selected by Althea Greenan, Curator of the Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of Goldsmiths London.
Pillow photography: Yoke Matze