Join us for the private view of WomanEwer’s pop-up installation in the St Margaret’s House Chapel, as part of International Girl’s Day.
Join us from 6-6.30pm for a welcome drink and to explore the exhibition.
The pop-up installation features work by artist Melanie Kenyon. Melanie uses a variety of visual arts – drawing, painting, printing, ceramics and also includes bilingual writing, reading-performance and installation work in her practice collaborating with dancers and musicians in a site specific space. The intention of the work is to consider the recurring, accumulative nature of our existences where the mental and physical acrobatics are constant – gauging, sorting, balancing, confronting, harmonizing – enabling the convergence of the multi-layered and multi-faceted aspects of our lives to support, give and make meaning.
WomanEwer is an all-female-led artistic project, that brings women of all ages and horizons together into a safe space, to explore and come to terms with their own experiences of sexual abuse through dance, theatre and healing methods. Ewer is an old word for a jug, its shape is reminiscent of the female form and extends to the idea of the container-keeper-receiver, giver and guardian of life, nourishment and stories.
About Melanie Kenyon:
Melanie Kenyon has dual British/French nationality and lives and works in Marseille, Southern France. She has been teaching English Culture and Communication at the Ecole supérieure d’art et design Grenoble-Valence since 1990. She combines bilingual poetic texts and reading-performance, often in collaboration with musicians, with visual art work including collages, drawing, painting and ceramics.
Support WomanEwer: https://gofund.me/fb739b8a
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