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Daylighting

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Photograph of Clare Qualmann, Amy Sharrocks and Madeleine Hodge working in the printmaking studio at London Metropolitan University.

Daylighting is a four-day programme of events, some of which you can book in advance and others that you can just show up and enjoy. Throughout the programme, we will explore the interconnections of art, activism, performance, politics, health and print, with a live printing workshop, discussions, readings and collective writing.

All the events will consider how we can challenge existing archives and systems of knowledge, change narratives and amplify new voices. At Daylighting's core is the production of DAYLIGHT, a collaborative artwork in the form of a newspaper that explores the presence of women through their art, thinking and speculations.

We are open to all.  Everyone is welcome at this event, including trans, non-binary, queer, intersex and gender non-conforming people.

About your contributors

Photograph of Amy Sharrocks

Amy Sharrocks

Curator

Amy Sharrocks is a live artist, activist, filmmaker and sculptor. 

Photograph of Clare Qualmann

Clare Qualmann

Curator

Clare Qualmann is a cross-disciplinary artist working across drawing, walking and live art.

Photograph of Madeleine Hodge

Madeleine Hodge

Curator

Madeleine Hodge is an artist, curator, researcher and writer.

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Dates

Past

Events

    Thursday 18 October 2018

    • Workshop

    The Printroom

    The Forum

    Get involved in producing DAYLIGHT, a collaborative newspaper that will feature women’s writing, art and ideas.

    Just turn up
    • Performance

    We Want Our Bodies Back

    Medicine Now gallery

    Listen to the F*Choir perform ‘We Want Our Bodies Back’. You can then learn the song in a singing workshop in the Reading Room, and join the choir for the second performance.

    • Workshop

    Daylighting Zine Club

    Reading Room

    Take a look at zines from our growing collection and have a go at making your own zine inspired by the Daylighting programme. All materials provided.

    Just turn up
    • Workshop

    Wikipedia 101

    Medicine Now gallery

    Bring along your laptop or tablet and help us write women into history by editing the world’s biggest encyclopaedia.

    Just turn up
  • Friday 19 October 2018

    • Workshop

    The Printroom

    The Forum

    Get involved in producing DAYLIGHT, a collaborative newspaper that will feature women’s writing, art and ideas.

    Just turn up
    • Workshop

    Wikipedia 101

    Medicine Now gallery

    Bring along your laptop or tablet and help us write women into history by editing the world’s biggest encyclopaedia.

    Just turn up
    • Discussion

    Index as Time Capsule

    Reading Room

    Join the discussion about a unique Index that charts the emergence of women of colour artists during the 1980s and 1990s.

  • Saturday 20 October 2018

    • Workshop

    The Printroom

    The Forum

    Get involved in producing DAYLIGHT, a collaborative newspaper that will feature women’s writing, art and ideas.

    Just turn up
    • Workshop

    Wikipedia 101

    Medicine Now gallery

    Bring along your laptop or tablet and help us write women into history by editing the world’s biggest encyclopaedia.

    Just turn up
    • Workshop
    • 14 to 19-year-olds

    Printing Press Studio

    The Studio

    Join us for an afternoon of workshops using letterpress printing equipment to showcase your ideas.

    Just turn up
    • Discussion

    Situating Sex in Historical Context

    Reading Room

    Hear archivist and historian Lesley Hall talk about the challenge of interpreting traces of women’s sexuality in the historical record.

  • Sunday 21 October 2018

    • Workshop

    The Printroom

    The Forum

    Get involved in producing DAYLIGHT, a collaborative newspaper that will feature women’s writing, art and ideas.

    Just turn up
    • Workshop

    Wikipedia 101

    Medicine Now gallery

    Bring along your laptop or tablet and help us write women into history by editing the world’s biggest encyclopaedia.

    Just turn up
    • Screening

    Storytelling for Earthly Survival

    The Studio

    Watch this film exploring the life, influences, and ideas of theorist Donna Haraway.