To coincide with the major summer exhibition Surreal Friends: Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Kati Horna (until 12 Sept 2010) Pallant House Gallery is working with the Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert on a radical sewing project
Desconocida Unknown Ukjent is an international art project that aims to raise awareness of the fight to address women's abuse, trafficking and murder through embroidery. The starting point for the project is the critical situation in Juarez, a city on the border of Mexico and the USA, where more than 500 women have been found raped, tortured and killed, over the last 13 years, and hundreds have disappeared.
Participants in the project are invited to embroider labels containing the names of the dead and missing women of Juarez. The participants can also embroider a label with the word Unknown in white silk thread as a reminder of the global abuse of women from all societies.
The labels will feature as part of a growing installation to be displayed at Pallant House Gallery in October 2010 as part of the exhibition Contemporary Eye: Crossovers
To take part in this unique creative opportunity visit the embroidery station in Room 17 at Pallant House Gallery (until 12 Sept 2010).
The artist will be present at the Gallery to discuss the project and sew labels on:
July 10 from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
July 11 from 12.30 am to 2.30pm and 3pm to 5pm
Workshops are free with admission to the Gallery but if you would like to take part but are unable to visit please contact the Gallery and a label will be posted to you which you can return.
To find out more or to book a place please call 01243 774557