AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
September – November 2016
Woman’s Work is a partnership project between AirSpace Gallery and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Woman’s Work seeks to make visible the hidden and unsung labour carried out by women in the home, the workplace and public life and in particular seeks to redress the imbalance in history and the arts, where work made by women has been undervalued or simply not recognised.
As part of a year-long series of exhibitions, events and activities, AirSpace Gallery showcased an exhibition of contemporary works and new commissions. Existing works which explore changes to the female body through pregnancy and post-partum were selected for exhibition: GRAVIDUS II, A Claustrophobia of Sea and Sands, and Untitled (Cradled Form). Newly commissioned works (Untitled 2016, and Equivalent) that were instigated during the Make/Shift/Space residency were also developed using brick making processes and the names of female makers.