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Thu, 07 Mar



Donna Poingdestre: 'Did I Work Today?'

As part of the Women In Art programme, artist Donna Poingdestre will be taking over the Artist Studio for a short residency, with live performance times throughout the exhibition.

Donna Poingdestre: 'Did I Work Today?'
Donna Poingdestre: 'Did I Work Today?'

Time & Location

07 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 08 Mar 2024, 12:30

Portsmouth, The Vulcan Building, Portsmouth PO1 3BF, UK

About The Event

‘Did I Work Today’ draws on a multi-disciplinary approach consisting of performative painting that is set in a condensed physical space and time frame. Inviting the audience to observe the ordinarily unseen messy and awkward tasks of creativity and domestic maintenance.

The audience is invited to witness the position I hold while trying to manage each role. The repetitive actions of wiping and brushing that both undertakings require. The domestic repetition and disruption reflected in the redacting and repainting of the canvas of my daughter’s body on the kitchen table.

The attendance to the vinyl both highlighting the cyclical role of each generation and the table as a stage for this play out on.

About the artist

Donna divides her time between Portsmouth and London. Predominantly using paint as her main medium and more recently incorporating audio, film, publishing and performance into her practice. Her current interests are around the themes of liminality, transitory spaces and experiences, with particular attention to the unseen work or domesticity.

About Women In Art

Women In Art is an innovative event that celebrates artists, makers, creatives, change-makers and thought-leaders who identify as women and work in the creative industries that make Portsmouth such a vibrant city.It explores the differences for women working in art and aims to educate our community by exploring themes such as: equality, self-promotion, imposter syndrome and how to work in the creative industry.

Women In Art hopes to create an inclusive event that provides inspiration and a safe space to express new thoughts, all while creating an experience that encourages connection and strengthens our creative community so we can continue to thrive as a healthy and modern city.

The event will be held between 1-10th March across Art Space Portsmouth, Hotwalls Studios and Aspex Portsmouth with each location hosting both exhibitions and speaking events to showcase the work and hear the voices of women-identifying artists.

Times: 7th March - 1-1.30pm + 3:30-4pm

8th March - 11.30am-12pm + 12-12.30pm

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