Spirited Bodies Stories of Women – 22nd Jan

Spirited Bodies
Stories of Women ~ with Claire

Monday 22nd January 2018
7pm – 9pm, The Feminist Library

£10. Paying on the door is fine (but it’s great if you buy in advance too!)

canvas3Claire Collison will be presenting her experience of life modelling through performance. Claire is a breast cancer survivor who had a mastectomy and chose not to have reconstructive surgery. She has written about and documented her experience, and at Stories of Women she will link this part of her life with her life modelling and story telling.

There is also the chance to try life modelling yourself, or you may come to draw and/or listen or join in the conversation. During the second half there is a discussion about the body politics of life modelling and related matters. There is guidance for new models – no experience necessary, and some drawing materials are provided – again no experience necessary. Claire will be having an exhibition at her residency at the Women’s Art Library in Goldsmiths University from February 19th – March 14th and she hopes to show drawings from the life modelling evening there!

This event especially welcomes women with personal experiences of breast cancer. The event is open to all women and is a safe space for sensitive discussion about a range of topical and delicate issues. Please bring an open heart and mind! Also if you have a spare robe (and want to model) that’s good too.

At the end there is time to look at the drawings, if you want to show.

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