‘New Mythologies’ workshop (Arnolfini, April 2022) – Hat Fidkin

On Wednesday 6 April, the VCRG hosted a workshop in response to Paula Rego’s Subversive Stories exhibition at Arnolfini (5 February – 29 April 2022), exclusively for UWE students. The workshop was run by VCRG member Hat Fidkin and covered themes including the monstrous feminine, fairy-tale, and modern mythmaking. The workshop included the creation of a deck of tarot cards inspired by the …

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Sue Tate and Hannah Lowery (archivist of Femnist Archive South) in coversation at ‘Politics and Protest – Posters from the Women’s Liberation Movement’ exhibition

On 14 May 2022 at 2pm, Sue Tate (VCRG member and trustee from the Feminist Archive South) and Hannah Lowery (archivist of Feminist Archive South) were in conversation and giving an exhibition tour at the Politics and Protest – Posters from the Women’s Liberation Movement exhibition at M-Shed, hosted by the Bristol Radical History Festival  Politics and Protest is a dynamic, colourful and …

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Jenny Rintoul and Clare Johnson present ‘The Radical Potential in Becoming: Disembodied Breasts and Maternal Femininity’

Image: Eve Dent and Zoë Gingell, Breastcups installation, 2010 On Wednesday 11 May, Jenny Rintoul and Clare Johnson presented at The Virgin’s Milk in Global Perspective: On Fluidity of Image and the Politics of Divine Presence, an international conference at Amherst College (Massachusetts, USA). The conference featured contributions to an upcoming edited volume, The Virgin’s Milk in …

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Rebecca Bell speaks at 22nd Utopian Studies Society Conference 2022

In July 2022, Dr Rebecca Bell (VCRG member) will present a paper at the 22nd Utopian Studies Society Conference 2022 (July 13th – 15th),  hosted by the University of Brighton. Please find further details and an abstract of Rebecca’s paper below. To register for the event, please visit conference website by clicking here. 22nd Utopian Studies …

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Emily Lucas & Nick Grellier hold open residency & talk

Images: Nick and Emily in the residency space (left), artwork by Emily Lucas & Nick Grellier (right) Details: On Saturday 26th March Emily Lucas (VCRG member) and Nick Grellier held an open residency and a talk at the Garage Residency, Vyvyan Road, Bristol.  The theme of the talk centred around drawing as a collaborative project, the difficulties …

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‘Oh, Marilyn!’ Talk on the legacy of Pauline Boty, with Ali Smith & Sue Tate

Image: A Big Hand (1961), by Pauline Boty. ©Pauline Boty Details: On Tuesday 22nd February 2022 Dr Sue Tate (VCRG member and Author of Pauline Boty: Pop Artist and Woman) was in conversation with Ali Smith (CBE FRSL Award-Winning Author) on the artist Pauline Boty. The talk accompanies the exhibition ‘ Oh Marilyn’ at the …

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Article by Clare Johnson published in ‘Maternal and Child Nutrition’ journal

Clare Johnson’s article (jointly authored with Emma Douglass, Sally Dowling and Gerry Lucas), Supporting women with learning disabilities in infant feeding decisions: A scoping review (2022), has recently been published in the open access journal Maternal and Child Nutrition. You can find the article here. Abstract Mothers with learning disabilities face many challenges during the …

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Presentation by Denise Kwan: Intimacy and Digital Zine Making

Image: cover for A Zine for Collective Care. © Denise Kwan On Friday 14th January 2022 VCRG member Dr Denise Kwan presented at the Zines and self-publishing in Chinese cultures conference. This two day online event was organised by Dr Carwyn Morris and Prof Peter Gries and funded by Hallsworth Conference Fund. It featured contributions …

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The Monica Sjöö Collective organise a campaign in Bristol on climate action

Image: billboard image (2021) featuring Monica Sjöö’s painting Mother Earth in Pain: her trees cut down and her seas polluted (1996) Sue Tate, as part of the Monica Sjöö Collective, was involved in organising a Bristol campaign for climate action. This is the press release: Billboard art calls for climate action From this week a striking painting …

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Daring to hope: Sue Tate in conversation with writer Sheila Rowbotham

Image: book cover for Sheila Rowbotham’s Daring to hope: My life in the 1970s. Published by Verso 9 Nov. 2021 Details: On Tuesday 9th November 2021 Sue Tate (VCRG member) will be in conversation with writer Sheila Rowbotham on her new book Daring to hope: My life in the 1970s. This is part of a …

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