London artists, Julie Ann and Julia Maddison, have used the floor of the gallery as a giant scrapbook, displaying images and objects; specially made, collected or found. The installation revolves around the dialogue between the two artists, who have much in common – but also find themselves at odds with each other in their artistic practices and most other aspects of their lives. This dialogue is also part of a much wider discussion about women; what has changed in the past hundred years since women were given the vote? We are celebrating the fact that we are now allowed to be indiscreet; we can shout; we don’t have to hide.
‘The title of the show, The Sisters of Indiscretion, came to us after a visit to a local convent, St. Saviour’s in Queensbridge Road. We were filled with admiration for the members of this community – but, obviously, we are not nuns ourselves; the installation is a celebration of our freedoms and raise questions about our choices as artists and middle-aged women. The photographs, drawings, notes, scraps and seeming fripperies will strike a chord with the careful viewer.’
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