This August MADE Brighton will host the Women of Wrestling exhibition, which made it’s debut last year at the Doomed Photographers Gallery in London.
The exhibition will contain work on the theme from both established and up and coming Brighton based artists and designers.
Along side the exhibition there will be an art auction of a variety of different types of work – from sculpture, illustrative prints and painting to handmade garments and re-upholstered home-ware on Saturday, August, 20th. The proceeds of the auction will go to FareShare Sussex, who fight against food poverty in Brighton and Sussex.
On Sunday 21 there will be a screening of Ruth Lietman’s documentary Lipstick and Dynamite – in which the extraordinary careers of America’s pioneering female wrestlers unfold through their own words.
If you consider yourself tough you may re-assess after watching the likes of ring legends, The Fabulous Moolah and Gladys “Kill ‘Em” Gillem recount stories of the wonderful highs and formidable lows of their lives in and out of the professional wrestling ring. Ticket sales will go to support RISE who work alongside domestic abuse survivors giving practical support and helping them to rebuild safer lives.
This is an anti-austerity event supporting these local charities as they tackle the results of the governments austerity measures. The event is also a celebration of survivors and positivity!
Event: Women of Wrestling
Where: MADE Brighton, Coffee shop/gallery/workshop at 66 North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD
When: August 17-24
Opening night 6-9pm Friday, August 19.