Archives for the month of: September, 2017

Everywoman and the Angel of Death extract 1Everywoman and the Angel of Death extract 2Everywoman and the Angel of Death extract 3Everywoman and the Angel of Death extract 4Everywoman and the Angel of Death extractFence and Shadow, Invisible Woman and the Telephonic Tree extract 1Fence and Shadow, Invisible Woman and the Telephonic Tree extract 2Fence and the Shadow, Invisible Woman and the Telephonic Tree extract 4Fence and the Shadow, Invisible Woman and the Telephonic Tree extract 5Cross-Stitch through the Dirty Page of History extract 3Cross-Stitch through the Dirty Page of History extract 4Cross-Stitch through the Dirty Page of History extract 1

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https://macbirmingham.co.uk/exhibition/sally-payen-the-fence-and-the-shadow

The fence and the Shadow

The Fence and the Shadow

  • Date
  • LocationFirst Floor Gallery
  • Times11am – 5pm – Tuesday to Sunday
The Fence and The Shadow is a new series of paintings by artist Dr. Sally Payen based on her exploration and research about the contested landscape of Greenham Common and the women’s peace camps and anti-nuclear protests that took place in the 1980s.The Women’s Peace Camp was originally established at RAF Greenham Common, Berkshire, to protest against the nuclear weapons that were being housed there.  The majority of protest was undertaken during the 1980s, including famous actions such as ‘Embrace the Base’, where hundreds of women joined hands in a giant circle around the perimeter of the base.  Although the missiles were removed in the early 1990s, protests continued at the site for years.  Today, Greenham Common contains many traces and memorials of the protest and camps that happened there and is still an emotive symbol of Women’s Activism.

Payen’s exhibition explores the protests, stories of the women who were involved in the peace camps and the site today.  Inspired by growing up in the community close to the site, research in the archives, interviews with the women who were involved in the protests and extensive site visits to Greenham Common as it is now, Payen explores Greenham’s continued relevance today.