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Open Evening of “Women at Work: Assembly” by Rachael Nee
January 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
** Open evening **
Thursday 11 January 6.30pm.
With guest speakers and free artist publication. Free drinks and refreshments.
Exhibition opening times
Monday 8 to Saturday 20 January, 10am–5pm
“My mum worked as a solderer, she always kept a pair of pliers in her handbag.”
Rachael Nee’s exhibition, Assembly, which will be shown at the Dugdale in January 2018 appropriately marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled some women to vote for the first time. Her work is part of the Heritage Lottery funded Women at Work: Then and Now, Enfield, which is the first of a major project focussing on the history of Women’s work in industrial Enfield since men’s conscription in 1916 to present day.
Delivered by ACAVA, an arts educational charity and Building BloQs a not-for profit open workshop, which have teamed up with The London Borough of Enfield to provide a pioneering community outreach programme for the Meridian Water regeneration area in Enfield. Working with heritage professionals from Enfield Local Archive and The National Cooperative archive, Manchester, Women at Work: Then and Now has gained an insight into the history of women’s work in this area as well as distributing valuable new skills to local people. The project commissioned a woman artist-in-residence, Rachel Nee, who was based in Building BloQs to undertake archival research in both Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive and The National Co-operative archive alongside researching fascinating living histories, to create a body of work inspired and informed by her discoveries. The artist enabled local people to discover these histories in two creative hands-on workshops, all work produced will be shown in an exhibition at The Dugdale centre, Enfield.
Join us for an open evening to celebrate the exhibition. With guest speakers and a free publication which highlights the heritage found by artist Rachael Nee.