Exhibitions

The Gentleman’s Wardrobe by Men Who Care

A man looking into a wardrobe mirror

17 - 29 April

The interactive cart sculpture called 'The Gentleman's Wardrobe' merged from a social process involving a small group of men in East Lancashire who cared for a loved one at home. A special display as part of an events programme created by artists invited by Lubaina Himid.

 

Over a number of months in 2016, they shared stories, skills, pastimes and experiences in the hope of raising awareness about what it means  to be a male home carer in a dysfunctional caring service system.

The social process -a key component of the project - was documented on a blogsite created and managed by one of the participants and can be viewed here.

You are encouraged to sit inside the stationary cart, (made from two antique gentleman’s wardrobes) and listen to the audio recordings of men going about their daily caring duties and a moving poem about living with a loved one with Dementia.

Special thanks to the men who care:
Davied Derbyshire, Mick Hennessy, Allan Horton and Marc Jackson.

The original project was led by the artist William Titley and supported by Canals & Rivers Trust and Super-Slow-Way.

This event is part of a programme created by artists invited by Lubaina Himid. For more information on the events and artists involved please visit intoabettershape.com

Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in

 

 

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