Intergenerational Women & HER lonely

Opening night Thursday 12 March 5:30pm
Film screenings and installations | International Women’s Day

Open to the public from Thursday 12 March – Tuesday 14 April – (9:30am – 13:30pm Mon – Sat Times may vary)

ART EXHIBITION – Coventry University, Final Contemporary Arts Practice Graduates, Tarla Patel and Sherrie Edgar share their joint art, photography and film exhibition for International Women’s Day.

Intergenerational Women – Tarla Patel

A personal journey of three generations of women in one family and their memories connected to home, through the personal and intimate family photographs of the Masterji photography archive. A continuous conversation explores identity from one generation to another in the physical act of wearing a sari, the 9 yards of fabric folds and twist with each memory; changing and repeating from one body to another.

The artwork evokes and reflects on the past and present. Representing the legacy of women in one family by exploring memory and space both physically and metaphorical spatiality through a story of migration and belonging. The work was created to move away from ‘women’ being the objects of history, to shaping and personalising the stories with their authorship and authentic voice.

Tarla Patel has been working in the arts for over a decade through her own photography and moreover her father’s photography exhibitions to documenting and filming collaborative projects. She is the legacy holder of her father’s Maganbhai Patel photography archive. Known as the Masterji Estate, the archive was at the forefront of the Coventry City of Culture bid 2016, which was covered worldwide in the news with exhibitions in the UK, New York, US and Mumbai, India.

Tarla work’s with analogue and digital film photography, her research is looking at representation and the other through the stories of migration and post colonisation.

Twitter: @TarlaPatel | Instagram: @t_a_r_l_a | Website:

HER lonely – Sherrie Edgar

A series of photographs and film of women from the West Midlands experiencing loneliness and isolation. This work casts a spotlight on the untold and hidden reasons why women can be excluded from society.

The artworks are delicate portrayals of both historic and contemporary issues affecting women such as identity, sexism, belonging, relationships, stigmatization, othering, and misclassification.

Sherrie Edgar produces various artworks using film, audio, installations and photography. Sherrie’s research into the cause and effect of loneliness and isolation has generated an ongoing personal interest in developing this subject.

HER lonely is a unique approach, revealing an unexpected common thread between all the participants: creativity. This builds on her previous research of the ‘Power of Loneliness in the Arts’.
An International Changemaker for City of Culture 2021, and winner of the Coventry Art Prize in 2018, Sherrie is proactive to produce captivating artworks that relate to a diverse and unreached audience.

Twitter: @TweetSherrie | Instagram: @sherriegram | Website: 

Please contact our box office if you require any more information.

What's On?

Spon End Doesn't Matter: Film Screening and Q&A
Akademy Dance
St Gregory's Presents: Pantastic
President Kennedy School Presents: We Will Rock You- Young at Parts
TheatreTrain Rugby: Annie
Coventry SEN: Jack and The Beanstalk
Sacred Heart School Presents: Beauty and The Beast
Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet
A Night of Adventure: Cycling 3,500 miles around pandemic Britain
NDFA 2022: Sunday Evening
NDFA 2022: Monday Evening
NDFA 2022: Tuesday Evening
NDFA 2022: Wednesday Evening
NDFA 2022: Thursday Evening
NDFA 2022: Friday Evening
National Drama Conference 2022
NDFA 2022: Saturday Evening
Bring It On! (Wing-It)
Summer Circus Party
Eloquent Dance Presents - '20'
Rudy: Film Screening
Vincent Simone - Tango Passions
Darkside Pink Floyd 2022
Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps
That'll Be The Day
ACDC Experience - 09/22
An Evening with Liverpool Legends
Martin Bayfield's Rugby Legends
Tethered & Volcano Double Bill
Rocket Man
Shell Suit Cher: Believe in Bingo
Carole - The Music of Carole King
The World Famous Elvis Show 2022
Twopence To Cross The Mersey
Thank You For The Music
Terry Deary's True Ghost Stories
The Noise Next Door: Mysterious Mansion of Mystery
The Noise Next Door: Hometown Heroes
Clinton Baptiste: Clinton v Ramone
Radio Gaga
BTUK Beauty and the Beast
Foster & Allen - Live in Concert
Nativity! The Musical (YOG)
The Mersey Beatles 2022
Marti Pellow
Fairytale of New York 2022
Northern Live - Do I Love you
Giovanni Pernice - Made In Italy
The Legends of American Country Show
Tap Factory
Jimeoin: The Craic!
Jive Talkin 2023
Ireland The Show 2023
Luke as Freddie
Forbidden Nights
Francis Rossi

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