Kerry Conquers

Solo exhibition at Glasgow Women’s Library to mark The United Nations 16 Days of action 2015

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This exhibition consisted of new graphic skins on aluminium boards which were repurposed from an art action on Victoria and Suspension bridges in Glasgow. In the first part of the residency the bridges had been reclaimed as The Women’s Bridges due to their proximity to The Sheriff Court where women face male abusers in both family court and domestic abuse contexts. The six aluminium boards joined as a whole, spanning sixteen metres to read;

JUSTICE FOR ALL WOMEN FACING MALE VIOLENCE AND ABUSE.

The boards stayed in situ from the onset of 16days of action 2014 until International Women’s Day 2015. Then, at Glasgow Women’s Library in a conscious act of frugality, the boards were reutilised to focus on singular statements, a poem called BOMB, a tribute to Kerry, the appalling statistics gathered from Rape Crisis, a query as to why The UK Government has still not ratified the Istanbul Convention, The Pink Mouth Motif and The Women’s Unit declaration.

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The boards shared the space with life-size sculptural women, identified as A Vivid Women’s Group, who sat in a circle of chairs. The space was utilised during the exhibition for library events and screenings meaning other women came and joined them.

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