C*NT - Art Exhibition


BAME and female artist programme The Laundry’s taboo-conquering new exhibition called 'CUNT', was on show at KK Outlet, Hoxton in October 2017. Cunt was curated by Georgina, supported by Bbyface and Depop, and features the work of artists from around the world: Johnson herself, artist Ahaad Almoudi from Saudi Arabia, Tel Aviv-based photographer Dafy Hagai, bio-hacking designer Giulia Tomasello from Italy, painter Jameson and illustrator Sophie Rawlingson, both UK-based. As written by Bryony Stone for It's Nice That about the show, "What Sophie has been able to do so well in her work is make subjects completely relatable. Though this particular work is grounded in her own feelings surrounding her experience, she poses a question that opens the piece up entirely. What’s interesting about the figure she illustrates are the layers she builds which are representative of the characters’ or her own mood, mental state but also the attitude towards the discourse surrounding women. Undoubtedly pointing out the disproportionate attention certain issues such as contraception and mental health, are given in comparison to others. When in the grand scheme of things they aren’t nearly as important as your physical and mental health". The show was photographed by Jennifer O'Connor, who also did the graphic design for the exhibition.

Alongside the exhibition, a three-part podcast 'CUNT QUALMS' took place, inviting some of the exhibiting artists as well as other guests to explore the theme further. You can listen to part two here: https://www.nts.live/shows/babyface/episodes/babyface-w-the-laundry-arts-take-over-pt-2
As well as this, I took part in leading a zine workshop with zine maker Elisa from Fly Trap zine, asking attendees to question existing words used for our genitalia and whether or not these words empower us.

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Sophie Rawlingson

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