Construction: power and equality through fashion

Published Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Image of construction poster, person in a variety of clothing

Following International Women’s Day and recent campaigns highlighting gender inequality, the Beecroft are holding a lunchtime talk on how fashion can be a medium both to empower and restrict women.

Cllr Ann Holland, Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy, said: “This curator led talk will unpick the great social and political changes in women’s lives over the past 200 years by taking visitors on a tour of the fashion and fine art exhibition ‘Construction: Clothing, Image & Persona.’ Featuring historical pieces from the costume collection as well as contemporary designer pieces, this timely exhibition deals with how we construct our identity through the clothing we wear and how we choose to wear it.”

The talk will provide an insight into how fashion history is a way to trace changes in women’s lives and will also reflect on current developments in fashion dealing with exploitation, protest and empowerment.

Book your place now by picking up a free ticket from the Beecroft Art Gallery or Eventbrite.

Beecroft Art Gallery Lunchtime talk and exhibition tour Friday 16 March 12pm – 12:45pm