This Feminist Walk of the City was devised by Professor Maggie O’Neill (University of York) and Holly Argent (Women Artists of the North East Library) for the conference ‘Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges’ hosted by The Sociological Review, Tuesday 19th June – Thursday 21st June 2018, Gateshead, UK. You can use the map and list of locations below to take the walk yourself.
Beginning at the Women Artists of the North East Library, tracing stories of women artists, scholars, suffragettes, writers, politicians, and citizens of the city, this walk will take you by things that are remembered and things that are gone. At the start of the walk you are invited to choose a book from the women’s library collection to bring with you as a companion along the way. The walk ends at the BALTIC Gallery at the ‘Idea of the North’ exhibition, curated by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, (photographer and co-founding member of the Amber collective) with works exploring representations of women and girls in the North East by women photographers. You can also see the solo show by Turner Prize Winner Lubaina Himid, ‘Our Kisses are Petals’.
To prepare for the walk and to think about feminists walking in the city you might like to view: https://vimeo.com/217149109
The walk is mostly flat, downhill and will not include stairs. The Women Artists of the North East Library is accessible by a lift.
1. Women Artists of the North East Library
2. Pilgrim Street
3. Fenwicks Drawing Room Café
4. Plaque to Kathleen Brown
5. Theatre Royal
6. St John the Baptist Church
7. The Literary and Philosophical Society
8. Side Galley
10. BALTIC Gallery of Contemporary Art
Artist map designed by Petra Szemán. Commissioned by The Sociological Review and the Women Artists of the North East Library, June 2018.