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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Aideen Barry: for she is always creeping

Taking over both gallery spaces at The Whitaker, for she is always creeping is an adaptation of Aideen Barry’s By Slight Ligaments and has been specially re-imagined for The Whitaker.

Join us on Saturday 20 August at 2pm for the opening of the exhibition.

for she is always creeping includes film, sound, drawing and digital animation. Sound and imagery will overwhelm visitors, playing with the senses, marking out connection, dislocation, and our bodies in a changing world.  

The title of the exhibition comes from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s gothic feminist novella The Yellow Wallpaper, which explores misogynistic and claustrophobic attitudes towards the mental and physical health of women.  
  • Dates
    Saturday 20th August 2022 – Sunday 16th October 2022
  • Tickets

    Join us for the opening of for she is always creeping on Saturday 20 August at 2pm (no need to book).

This event is supported by the Arts Council England

This event has expired. Bookings are no longer being taken.

Aideen Barry is an Irish visual artist whose work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and commissions internationally. She works primarily with video, animation, installation and performance, and her work grapples with issues of domestic labour – and we are delighted to welcome her and for she is always creeping to The Whitaker. 

Included in the exhibition is Monachopsis, a suite of fifty-nine drawings made as a visual diary during the height of the lockdown period of 2021.

Alongside Monachopsis, Barry’s mixed media work Listen Liquid: The Syllables will be installed in Gallery 2 on the first floor of The Whitaker. The work is an animated drawing and digital wallpaper, a bricolage of botanical studies reassembled as a digital collage.

Barry will also be showing a range of films, video installations and interventions in The Whitaker, including Self Portrait, a nine-screen film installation in Gallery 2 and Klostés, which was created by the people of Kaunas, Lithuania with Barry.

Additional notes:

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email learning@thewhitaker.org
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  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future
  • Our events cancellation policy can be accessed here.

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