18/03/2022 - 10/04/2022

Contemporary - Mixed Medium

Seven Artist Group Show - The Comrades They Were Brave

This exhibition brings together seven contemporary artists who all engage in defiance. Conceived as an homage to Edith Garrud (1872-1971), Jiujitsu martial arts teacher to the suffragettes, it explores the theme of fighting for a cause. A programme of talks, readings, music, and screenings will accompany the show, in this festival for the valiant and the scamps

Artists Deborah Tchoudjinoff, Garth Gratrix, Hatty Buchanan, Iain Hales, Jillian Knipe, and Laura Moreton-Griffiths have been invited to join Cecilia Sjoholm to address questions such as: can we be our own bodyguards? To what level are we willing to make sacrifices? Do we fight openly in public, or do we use smokescreens and camouflage as a means of survival?

Presenting work across a range of media with writing, the exhibition also interrogates the relationship between the private and the public.


Bloomsbury 44 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3JL