Objectification and Gendered Violence


Saturday 10 September 2016
10:30am – 5:00pm
Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Cost (includes lunch and unlimited tea and coffee):
£5 (unwaged/low waged)
£20 (solidarity)

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A one-day multi-disciplinary symposium inspired by the exhibition Object, which brings together objects, made and found, to reflect the everyday lives of the seven participating women artists. Working in isolation from each other the women came together to curate the objects, in the expectation that shared concerns and experiences would lead to common themes which would inform the grouping of objects. Once gathered together some themes that did emerge were; home, motherhood and children, sex and relationships, objectification, oppression and subjugation, personal values and activism, sentiment.

Presenters at the symposium are drawn from women’s organisations and from a broad range of the arts including visual, performance, spoken word, film and music.


Angie Stewart, Cambridge Women’s Aid
Jane Hellings, Participating Artist
Nora Al-Ani, Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
Pippa Palmer, Active Futures
Audrey Sebatindira, Cambridge University Women’s Officer
Zareen Taj, Anti-Racist Activist
Jill Eastland, Participating Artist
Alison O’Neill, Participating Artist
Fay Roberts, Performance Poet
Eirini Kartsaki, Participating Artist