Some Girls Are Such a Drag

24 April 2013, 2pm
International Project Space, Birmingham

As part of A Factory as it Might Be (Bournville) at International Project Space artist Patrick Staff will be convening a series of workshop meetings with students and graduates. The upcoming session will take place Wednesday 24th April from 3 – 5pm meeting in the gallery space at International Project Space. This workshop will be convened by Staff in collaboration with researcher and curator Laura Guy who will also present a public screening afterwards.

This session will use Laura Guy and Charlotte Procter’s research into the the Some Girls poster project as a framework. Some Girls was initially conceived in the early 1980s by the Madeley Young Women’s Writing and Design Group facilitated by Carola Adams, Leah Thorn, Graham Peet and Jonnie Turpie. The outcome of the collaboration was a set of 9 posters, developed around the experiences of the young women involved and underpinned by an inter-generational and collective ethos.

Continuing methodologies from the previous workshops, the session at IPS will use discussion strategies to explore the visuality of the posters, as well as ideas of the politics and use of radical archival materials. We will examine the posters as contemporary tools for discussion and exploration of the group’s lived experience, collaboration and dissemination and ideas surrounding cross-generational dialogues in contemporary feminist art practice.

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