- Saturday, June 1, 2019
- Saturday, June 29, 2019
- 39 Pilgrim St Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE
- North East England
- Vane Gallery; Elysium Gallery; ArtHouse1
‘Dear Christine’ is a touring exhibition which aims to reclaim and reframe Christine Keeler, who was castigated for the role she played in the 1960s political scandal, the Profumo Affair.
“Even a criminal has the right to a new life, but they made sure I did not have that. They just didn’t stop calling me a prostitute for ever and ever and ever and ever.” — Christine Keeler
Exhibiting artists are: Natalie d’Arbeloff, Helen Billinghurst, Claudia Clare, Caroline Coon, Lucy Cox, Catherine Edmunds, Roxana Halls, Sadie Hennessy, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Shani Rhys James, Sal Jones, Jowonder, Sadie Lee, Cathy Lomax, Julia Maddison, Sonja Benskin Mesher, Wendy Nelson, Sarah Shaw, Stella Vine and Fionn Wilson.
With music composed by Katie Chatburn and poetry from Sarah Caulfield and Charlotte Innes.
Contributors to the exhibition catalogue include David Astbury, Julie Burchill, Amanda Coe, Tanya Gold, Tara Hanks, Bo Gorzelak Pedersen and Seymour Platt.
Conceived and curated by Fionn Wilson.
Exhibition dates: Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne: 1–29 June, 2019 (PV: Friday 31st May, 5-8pm).
Elysium gallery, Swansea: 5 Oct–9 Nov, 2019.
Arthouse1, London: 2–29 Feb, 2020.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales.