Re reading the Library: Speaking Read In

Freelands Foundation

113 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8UR, UK

Saturday 19 October, 12pm–3pm

Feminist Walk with the Women Artists of the North East Library and Professor Maggie O'Neill and (April 2018) at The Sociological Review Conference 2018: Undisciplining. Image courtesy of Maggie O'Neill and the Women Artitsts of the North East Library. Podcast available at https://www.thesociologicalreview.com/the-undisciplining-sessions-episode-6-developing-a-feminist-walk-of-newcastle/

Thinking of the artist library as a space where we encounter contradicting stories, clashing voices, where projects lie intimately next to each other and decades of time blur, please join this writing workshop exploring literature found in the Women Artists of the North East library.

Using methods of collage, montage and chance, the contents of the library will be used to collectively write a new text-to-be-read that reflects the library’s current trajectory.

Carry out exercises that foreground activities of re-ordering and re-writing, this event will consider how a (new) ‘legacy’ for women artists associated with the North East might be constructed, and what this might sound and read like.

From the workshop a new reading list will also be generated and this will be available in the library thereafter.


Spaces limited. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/read-out-loud-workshop-with-women-artists-of-the-north-east-library-tickets-66129008645

This event is part of Re-reading the library – a project for Art Licks Weekend 2019 exploring ways the Women Artists of the North East Library can be read and re-read, to consider the library a space to acknowledge a dependency on other artists’ practices and their histories.

Taking the exercise of reading as a starting point, the library will be read in various ways throughout the weekend, registering and sharing aloud the voices and lineages, both regional and further spreading, that currently form the library’s trajectory.


Women Artists of the North East Library


Holly Argent

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Under 16s

Freelands Foundation

113 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8UR, UK