Part of Perth & Kinross Women’s Festival
Join us for our fifth annual International Women’s Day 3G event bridging three generations of women artists who perform live or on camera while exploring issues of feminism, art and activism. Come to Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre to see the new artists’ films Gina’s Film and Wild Thing by Scottish visual artists Kate Clayton
and Jenny Hogarth
, respectively. Showing on the large cinema screen, the films will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. Participatory art responses will also be on display specially created by BA (Hons) Contemporary Art and Contextualised Practice students at Perth College, University of Highlands and Islands led by course leader, artist and curator Lada Wilson
The 3G evening will culminate with the launch of Channelling
– a new Horsecross Arts commission and museum acquisition for multiple screens by participating artist Jenny Hogarth
. The new work will be unveiled on the iconic panorama at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall creating a colourful meditative flow across the wave of 22 screens. Channelling presents kaleidoscopic views of a beach yoga class. Shot from an array of perspectives, it remixes and channels different points-of-view in ways that blur the choreographed and the improvised, the biographical and the fictional.
“I am very pleased that with this year’s 3G event, our fifth so far, we continue to stand at the ‘threshold’ between performance art and feminism; that we continue to immerse ourselves in the feminist and performative practice of generations of women artists. 3G also offers us the chance to celebrate the fact that half of our Horsecross Arts museum collection at Threshold artspace featuring over 350 works by Scottish and international artists which we have been commissioning, producing and acquiring since 2005 is by women artists! Here is to women artists. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them!” Iliyana Nedkova
“This presentation at Perth’s Threshold artspace marks the start of a new stage in my solo work after a hiatus from practice following the birth of my children. I have made both new works Wild Thing and Channelling as part of an ongoing mediation on motherhood and creativity and I’m delighted to premiere them as part of 3G 2020” Jenny Hogarth
“Showing for the first time in public at 3G 2020, my new work Gina’s Film is also inspired by motherhood. When I was a young woman, my mother and I were constantly at loggerheads. Now she is extremely old, and all the enmity has dissolved without trace. In Gina’s Film, as I interact with Gina in her care home, and push her wheelchair in the park and along the sea-front, we talk warmly to each other, and to each fellow creature that we encounter.” Kate Clayton
Find further details about Jenny Hogarth and Channelling here
About Kate Clayton
Kate Clayton (born 1950, Scotland, lives in Glasgow) is a performance artist who graduated from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. Within her practice she works collectively and individually. Her main focus is the visibility of older women and claiming agency for the over-60s. Other themes include intergenerational friendship and the collaborative process. Her work often involves artistic personas performed in different contexts and environments: public spaces (most recently buses and cemeteries), galleries, domestic spaces, in cabarets, and within the landscape.
Curated by Iliyana Nedkova
, 3G: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform is produced by Horsecross Arts for Threshold artspace as part of Perth and Kinross Women’s Festival in partnership with Perth College, University of Highlands and Islands and Be Yourself Group, Perth with the special support of Kirsty Peacock
, 3rd year student at the BA (Hons) Contemporary Art and Contextualised Practice at Perth College, University of Highlands and Islands as part of her professional practice placement at Horsecross Arts.
Age guidance: 14+
FREE but ticketed (advance booking recommended)