Pankhurst Centre Installation – “Who Are You?”

As artist in Residence at the Pankhurst Centre, Manchester, Charlotte Newson worked over a 5 month period, with a culturally diverse, intergenerational women’s group.

Charlotte Newson began by asking:

“Who Are You?” ©

“When you put your head on your pillow do you become someone else?” ©

Each participant was given a pillow to work with and a wide range of approaches developed: reminiscence, sexuality, sensuality, identity and political viewpoints were explored, collectively forming the final installation which rested on ‘glass beds,’ lit with vibrant magenta and violet filters.

Photographic images of the women generated throughout the project are on permanent display at the centre and feature on the publicity material.