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Braided Together -

Hair in the work of Contemporary Women Artists


15 January - 11 February 2012

New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge

18 February - 18 March 2012

BHVU Gallery, London


Braided Together brings together nine international contemporary women artists who each investigate the symbolic meaning of hair in their work.  The exhibition is the first of its kind to consider the intricate relationship between women and hair, and will investigate concerns such as fragility, power and loss.


In partnership with the exhibition, there is a catalogue with essays from invited writers specializing in this field, broadening the issues raised by the exhibiting artists and linking the debate back to a wider art historical context.

In addition to the exhibiting artists the catalogue also features work by Elina Brotherus, Hong Zhang, Trish Morrissey and Kiki Smith.


Exhibiting Artists

Wen Wu

Marcelle Hanselaar

Marion Michell

Jessica Lagunas

Tabitha Moses

Karen Bergeon

Mary Dunkin

Jenni Dutton

Samantha Sweeting

Essay Writers

Rebecca Baillie

Shir Aloni

Lucetta Johnson


About New Hall Art Collection

BHVU is very pleased to open this exhibition at New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge. The New Hall Art Collection is found within Murray Edwards College, part of the University of Cambridge. With close to 400 contemporary artworks by solely women artists, the New Hall Art Collection is regarded as the most significant of its kind in Europe.

More information can be found at : www-art.newhall.cam.ac.uk

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