Sat 16th Sept, 12:45pm SOLD OUT!
Meet: Outside Saint Agatha's Church, Stratford Road, Sparkbrook B11 1QT
Duration: 3 h
Price: £5 /£7.50
Artist, writer and breast cancer survivor, Claire Collison is your tour guide on this three-hour walk exploring multicultural mythologies surrounding breasts, and looking at their commodification throughout history to the present day - from religious martyrs to political activists, fine art to Page 3, nipple slip to slippery nipple. Engaging in conversations and activities en route, you will be unraveling the implications of all this on how women feel about their own breasts. This Birmingham Intimate Tour of Breasts is second in a series which began 2016 as part of the Walking Women festival in London.
An Intimate Tour of Breasts is supported by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and pre-empts the exhibition Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity opening on Saturday 2nd December. This major exhibition will feature over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists who explore themes of gender, sexuality and identity in art.
About Claire Collison
Claire Collison's practice is rooted in place and identity - the writer and artist as witness, flaneur and psychogeographer: "There are landscapes we walk through, and those we carry within: I am interested in charting where these places converge."
Claire came second in the inaugural Resurgence Prize for ecopoetry, and second in the 2017 Hippocrates Prize for poetry and medicine. She teaches in a broad range of settings, and is currently Artist in Residence at the Women's Art Library.
- Three hour walk includes time in St Agatha's Church and BM&G's collection.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Walk includes a short journey by bus. If you already have a bus pass / ticket please select the £5 ticket otherwise please select the £7.50 ticket and we'll organise the payments.