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Image: 118 Women, 118 Flowers by Rosie Stronach

Continuing their artistic investigation into challenging and changing the narrative around femicide, Mexico-based Las Illuministas and the North East’s Pink Collar Gallery present an exhibition at Durham Castle.

This Is Not A Memorial by Rosie Stronach is part of the Re-Imagine feminist art collaboration project, in which over 100 artists from the UK and Mexico have created artwork which tells a different story about femicide, highlighting it as a global pandemic.

Rosie Stronach’s work was already exhibited in two of the online exhibitions, and has been further developed into public art. The North Shields-based artist’s activist work will go on display at Durham Castle’s historic Tunstall Gallery, where she will replace some of the artefacts in the gallery with contemporary works which address the startling statistics of femicide in the 21st Century. Motivated by the misrepresented female narratives in the media and many of the missing or hidden female histories in our records, she confronts the invisible and erased lives of women in our world heritage sites. 118 Women is a clay bust engraved with the names of 118 women who have lost their lives at the hands of men, while partner piece 118 Flowers takes an environmental stand point while also adhering to the classic iconography of a memorial, with the seed paper flowers due to be planted in spring 2022.

This Is Not A Memorial is at Tunstall Gallery, Durham Castle until Monday 7th February

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