Visible Girls: Revisited by Anita Corbin
04.tif

Wednesday 7th February 2018
1:00 PM

Free

Standing

Venue:
Norwich Arts Centre


The Lives, Tribes and Spirit of British Women

 

In 1981, photographer Anita Corbin captured pivotal “coming of age” moments in the life of 56 young women – all members of different subcultural tribes: Skins, Mods, Punks, Rockabillies, New Romantics, Rastas and young lesbians. The result was an extraordinary collection of double portraits that represented sisterhood, friendship, belief and allegiance against a potent backdrop of heightened social, cultural and political change in ’80s Britain.

36 years on Corbin wondered:  what happened to all those women who were so dedicated to their subcultural tribes? What became of their dreams and beliefs? Supported by Arts Council England, Anita has re-photographed most of the original girls using new digital technology, creating a set of images that will sit alongside the originals in this touring exhibition.  It also incorporates original tape recordings with some of the girls made in 1981.

This powerful exhibition brings together two eras of a woman’s life, interweaving societal changes, women’s rights, identity and the question we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives:
‘who am I really?’

 

Wednesday 7 February – Wednesday 14 March 2018
Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 6pm (check website for updates)


Opening Night Wednesday 7 February 5pm – 7pm
Catering kindly provided by NORSE

 

anita-corbin

 

Visible Girls Revisited website

 

HULL

ARTLINK
7 JUL – 11 AUG 2017

 

EXETER
PHOENIX
17 NOV – 21 DEC 2017

 

NORWICH
ARTS CENTRE
7 FEB – 14 MAR 2018

 

BRISTOL
3CA
6 SEPT – 4 OCT 2018

 

Arts Council England Norwich City CouncilNorfolk County Council prsf-tdp_mono1-web

Norwich Sound and Vision Sonic Youths True Stories Live Lost in Translation Circus Live Art UK twitter facebook
Tickets | Mailing List | Twitter | Hirings | Calendar | Gallery |
Tech & Agents

(01603) 660352 Norwich Arts Centre, St. Benedict's Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG. Charity No: 274803