The EAST website is almost a year old now - and hopefully it is just going to get better now I have worked out most of the technicalities. In order to "celebrate" the website's birthday and also EAST's 14th birthday this month, I have changed the heading on the blog page.
These ladies were actually created for the ERTF exhibition (www.ertf.org.uk), which is just coming to an end in Cambridge, but are based on similar figures I made for our last EAST exhibition. At present these ladies are keeping an eye on the people of Cambridge walking past the gallery window in Jesus Lane. The piece is titled "No Persons, Just Women" and relates to the fact that almost 100 years ago this year (1811 in fact) many ladies grouped together to complain about the inequality of women. They met on census night and instead of completing their form with their personal details they would just write "no persons, only women"; a subtle way of saying their felt like second class citizens.
And the next change to look out for is on this website, which will be altering in the next couple of months with information on the new work that the EAST members are completing. Once our EAST @ The Warner Textile Archive exhibition has completed at the two Knitting and Stitching shows in London and Harrogate I will also put a "virtual" exhibition into the gallery section of the website.
And for those of you who I have met recently to say that you have been looking (and enjoying) the EAST website, I'd like to say thank you - it's nice to know that when I am "waffling on" someone out there is listening!