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Unctuous between fingers

22 May - 13 June

Bryony Gillard’s Unctuous between fingers is a moving image work that explores the archive of pressed seaweeds and algae held by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, collected predominantly by women in the mid-1800s.

‘Seaweeding’, a gendered hobby, was considered a creative pastime of little importance. However, many of the collectors made a significant contribution to marine botany, meticulously recording specimens and sharing their findings generously with the predominantly male scientific community.

Unable to publish their findings under their own names, these women ‘seaweeders’ were unrecognised at the time and have since been widely forgotten, yet their legacy lives on in the collection.

Organiser

Estuary Festival
Website:
http://www.estuaryfestival.com

Venue

St Andrews Art Centre
Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone:
01474 363998
Website:
www.graveshamarts.co.uk

Organiser

Estuary Festival
Website:
http://www.estuaryfestival.com

Venue

St Andrews Art Centre
Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone:
01474 363998
Website:
www.graveshamarts.co.uk