Her Discontents – Downstairs at the Department Store

Her Discontents is a dynamic group show of 4 women artists which runs from 22 to 25 September, Downstairs in Brixton’s Department Store. 

With ‘disruptive tendencies’, these artists use their work to resist, provoke and protest. The show will include large-scale mixed-media works on paper and canvas, sculpture, repurposed found objects and furniture, textile banners, mirror works, painting and film.

Jo Gibbs breathes new life into humdrum objects with a gentle delicacy that gives them new meaning. The success of this kind of work depends on a great eye and a sensitive approach” – Kevin McCloud. Her amazing mirror installation ‘Hypernormalized’ can be seen on the wall outside Pop Brixton as a permanent public artwork.

Hypernormalized by Jo Gibbs

Heidi Wigmore draws dynamic female bodies to challenge, resist and subvert cultural norms of female experience. She’ll be showing big ‘frieze’ style mixed-media works on paper and canvas and textile banners that celebrate a revival of the creative spirit.

Totems of Hope by Heidi Wigmore

Jane Woollatt makes sculptural works, incorporating found objects with made components. Her practice sits between and bridges two realms: the physical and psychological. She’ll be showing large floor-based textile sculptures alongside pieces repurposed from domestic furniture and other objects.

Sculpture by Jane Woollatt

Anne Vaughan works with surfaces; anything crumbling, stained, or weathered. She’ll be showing paintings that respond to cracks snaking across walls, webs of shattered glass, bricks fallen in the line of duty, redacted graffiti on a wall, grey concrete riven with rust…

At the bottom underneath by Anne Vaughan

The show opens on Thursday 22nd September – until Sunday 25th September Downstairs at the Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, SW9

Open 10am to 5pm 

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