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16 June 2018
Sat 16 June 2-3pm
Artist Johannah Latchem will be talking about the inspiration behind her artworks; women in history, social justice and power. A recent piece of hers was Kiss the Wooden Lady, which explored the woman's perspective of naval impressment, or the press gang.
Tickets are £5 per person available from Ripon Museums email [email protected] or call in to the Workhouse Museum to book in person
Johannah Latchem is a practice led researcher in Fine Art and History at Newcastle University; she previously trained at Wimbledon School of Art and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Jo was Research Fellow on the Arts and Humanities Research Council Commons and held posts for the previous 12 years in research and teaching positions in UK universities, including digital projects across business, academic and cultural sectors and research with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has lectured in art and design, published in the field of identity and museum education and directed an opera with Birmingham Opera Company and the BBC. Her practice led PhD focuses on the subject of maritime law and power. These themes are approached historically but her work raises issues that resonate with wider public concerns today on the administration of fear by the state, punishment and silencing the female voice. Jo makes installations in museums and public sites using mixed media, sculpture and sound. Other research interests include contemporary Law and Gender, feminism and criminal justice, courtroom architecture and power, state processions and public punishment.