Group Work and Chelsea Space are pleased to announce that the publication Responding to Women and Creativity is now available as a pdf and a risograph pamphlet. Responding to Women and Creativity starts with Annabel Nicolson’s work Women and Creativity (1978-80), and compiles responses given to a series of questions about creativity from a number of contemporary artists, writers and curators. The research into Nicolson’s work was the subject of a Group Work workshop at Chelsea Space in March 2021.
Responding to Women and Creativity includes a facsimile copy of Annabel Nicolson’s article “Women Talking”, first published in Feminist Arts News (FAN) in 1982. There is an introduction to the project by Catherine Grant, and a series of responses to the following questions:
What helps your creative work?
What hinders your creative work?
When you read the extracts from Annabel Nicolson’s tapes in the article “Women Talking”, do you see similarities with your own situation in 2021?
Do you think it is still important for women artists and other feminist cultural practitioners to share their strategies for enabling creative practice?
Some of Annabel Nicolson’s respondents discussed whether they needed isolation to work, is this important to you?
Many thanks to those who responded: Louise Ashcroft, Beth Bramich, Lauren Craig, Amy Dickson, Oriana Fox, Melissa Gordon, Catherine Grant, Faye Green, Deniz Johns, Abbe Leigh Fletcher, Helena Reckitt, Selina Robertson and Rachel Warriner.
To download the pdf version of the publication (either screen or print size): https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/30894/
Copies of the risograph pamphlet are available from Chelsea Space shop: https://www.chelseaspace.org/publication.html
Copies will also be held at the Women’s Art Library, Special Collections, Goldsmiths Library, free whilst stocks last: https://www.gold.ac.uk/make/