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Sue Williamson: Between Memory and Forgetting

An extend­ed overview of the work of Sue Williamson (b.1941), a British-born South African artist and activist.

04/02/23 – 04/06/23
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00
Monday, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
This is Williamson’s first institutional show in the UK and features work dating from 1981 until today.

For over 40 years, Williamson’s work has celebrated the underrated realisations of women, who played key roles not only in South Africa's liberation struggle, but in the years that followed. The artist aims to bring these women and their histories to a wider audience, while also connecting the societal changes they allowed with the lives of their granddaughters and younger generations.

'Between Memory and Forgetting' includes mixed media portraits, photographs and drawings. A major new sculptural commission, 'Towards Another World', takes its starting point from two identical looking Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) memorials in Plymouth, UK and Bloemfontein, South Africa, and considers the significance of memorials; those who are honoured, and those who do not receive a mention.

'Between Memory and Forgetting' is an exhibition that speaks about liberation struggles, those who are not memorialised due to power hierarchies and the role and recognition of women who have fought and are still fighting for a more equal society.