Joyce Stalker

Community Gallery March 8th to 20th 2012

Read my Lips: Women's fabric craft finds its voice

"For generations women have created “domestic art” which represented women as static, passive, without ears, eyes or mouths. Although some might argue that these women’s demeanour is seductive and coy, I believe that through them women stitched their compliance to unrealistic stereotypes of ladies.

This exhibition transforms these ladies in order to encourage viewers to honour and replicate the strong voices of women throughout history who have spoken up for the rights of women."

this image gallery shows a small selection of the pieces on display in the exhibition