Exhibition Launch -Stephanie Weston – Be careful with that love!
31st May – 6:30-9:30 Public Opening
Public Exhibition Opening- Everyone welcome, including your dog!
“Be careful with that, love” is something Womxn are often told when picking up tools and other items that are traditionally viewed as ‘male’. The project began after being told that very phrase, and fed off the cynical marketing ploys that reinforce gender norms rather than dissolving them. The constant marketing of pink items for women increases the price by around 7% for the ‘pleasure’ of a pink version of the same product. An initial idea of photographing women with power tools quickly morphed into an exploration of gender norms. The brash set of both still and moving images were created to facetiously challenge the patriarchy’s ingrained, continuous misogynistic views of what Womxn can and cannot do.
This project is funded by Leeds Inspired
Leeds Inspired is part of the city’s cultural programme that celebrates arts events and projects throughout the year, supporting high quality, accessible cultural experiences for Leeds’ residents and visitors. Founded in 2012, Leeds Inspired supports culture in the city through grants schemes, commissions and a ‘What’s On’ events website. Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council. www.leedsinspired.co.uk
Snacks and Drinks available throughout.
Limited free on-site parking available although we have live music and events popping up in the yard during exhibition openings. Aire Place Studios is in Aire Place Mills through the gates, next to Seagulls paint store. Parking is available at the front of the building through the gates.
The following bus services stop outside The Tannery, near to Aire Place Studios: From Leeds Bus Station -33, 33A, 670, 757, 760. From Park Row: 33, 33A, 508, 670, 757, 760. From Leeds Train Station – 5, 33, 33A, 508, 670, 757, 760. From Headrow – 19, 49, 50, 50A (get off on Burley Road by ITV studios and follow the footpath next to the studios through to Kirkstall Road where you will be opposite the Aire Place Mills entrance).
For Accessibility information please visit our webpage – https://www.aireplacestudios.com/accessibility/