Tue 13 October 2009, 19.30-22.00
13 – 25 October 2009
Home, gender and personality are the key focus points of ‘Everything must belong’, an all-female exhibition curated by Charlotte Bradford. Five female artists – Cat Bagg, Charlotte Bradford, Liz Collini, Holestar and Sally Spinks – tackle identity, community and architecture, looking at how our lives are shaped by our environment. They draw upon domesticity and how it has a fundamental impact on the shaping of individuality. Subjectivity is both internalized and externalized as it is divulged in their art practice.
The women work with a variety of media ranging from photography, textiles, video installation, text and sculpture. They explore interiors and exteriors and how identity and image are socially and politically constructed.
This contemporary art exhibition will be on display in the Upper Gallery at Lauderdale House, Highgate, London, originally a family house built in 1582 and now a place for the community to come together for various adult and children workshops. The work by these five female artists fits perfectly in the art space. It is ideal having the artists’ work under one roof, a place that was once a family home and is now used by the local community to bring strangers together and make people aware that everything has a place in life.