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Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty...

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The Isherwood Gallery

The Old Courts

Crawford Street

Wigan

WN1 1NA

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Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January.

In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio.

This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories.

Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple sources to inform the work she makes: academic texts, art history, contemporary art, literature, internet are all utilized.

Grateful to the female artists who came before her, and ignoring the gendered associations of craft techniques, she builds on their legacy creating artefacts and installations in response to her research. Fairhurst makes her own interpretations of women’s history with reference to feminist, environmental, political and social issues in contemporary society.

Jane Fairhurst is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work includes drawing, painting, mixed-media and textiles. She is the founder member and a trustee of Cross Street Arts the studio group based in Standish.

In the Isherwood Suite:

Guise is an exploration of masculinity and it’s evolution through history within the medium of clothing by costume designer Reggie Doherty. In an installation that utilises photography and illustration it asks the question do the clothes make the man?


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