Past Events

Breaking down the South London Art Group's A Woman's Place (1974)

Research Lunch – Amy Tobin

  • 21 October 2016
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Seminar Room, Paul Mellon Centre

printed in <i>Mama-Women Artists</i>, Women's Art Library In 1974 a group of artists – members of the South London Art Group – collaborated to produce a large-scale installation-cum-exhibition titled A Woman's Place. This work took place in a house in Lambeth South London, one of a street of squatted premises. The installation not only took place in the house, but took it over too with a series of room-scale tableaux that told a melancholy story of domestic entrapment. This paper will focus on this installation, situating it in the context of women's liberation politics, housing activism and avant-garde art.