24 April 2013, 7pm
International Project Space, Birmingham
‘Some Girls at International Project Space’ convenes a forum that seeks to develop new dialogues around the Some Girls poster project (1982) within the context of Patrick Staff’s exhibition ‘A Factory as it Might Be (Bournville)‘.
The Some Girls poster project was initiated in the early 1980s at the conclusion of a 3-year action-research project working with young women in the West Midlands. Wishing to find a method for publically disseminating the outcomes of this research Carola Adams and Leah Thorn, with Graham Peet and Jonnie Turpie, facilitated the activity of the Madeley Young Women’s Writing and Design Group. 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.
Carola Adams and Graham Peet will be present for the event, which will also include a screening of the film, Giro – Is this the modern world?(1984, 45mins). The film, produced by the Birmingham Film and Video Workshop, has its roots in the modes of production explored during the Some Girls project and explores ideas around work, labour and the benefit system in the context of the mid-1980s.