Sunday, 23 February 2014

Hairstyles focus of new exhibition

A series of portraits of young women from Leeds will be on display at Gallery Munro House from February 27.

Saturday Girl examines female identity through hairstyles, and explores what they mean culturally and personally to young women.


The exhibition runs alongside a series of events exploring ideas of beauty, power and visibility in relation to women.

On March 6, there will be a one day conference, Women, Visibility and Playful Acts, featuring talks and workshops by artists and writers working in Leeds.

A large papier-mâché bra will marched from Broadcasting Place to Gallery Munro House and ignited in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8.

The bra will be built (and burnt) by Leeds Metropolitan University Graphic Arts and Design students with the help of maker Tony Wade from Faceless Company.

On March 13 there will be a screening John Water’s 1988 musical, Hairspray.



Saturday Girl will be on display at Gallery Munro House, Leeds, from February 27 to March 31.

Visit www.leedsgallery.com to book events.


1 comment:

  1. I think it is entirely up to the individual, some women look great with short hair, and some look great with long hair, regardless of what age they may be. I would just mention that some comments refer to celebrities with long hair looking great, but it does need to be remembered that most of these long haired celebrities will have the help of top hair stylists, and also hair extensions, in order to maintain their 'luscious locks'.

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