Bexhill DLWP Tai Shani

Tai Shani, Dark Continent: SEMIRAMIS, Performance, 2018. Commissioned by Glasgow International 2018 – produced in collaboration with Nottingham Contemporary. Image Keith Hunter Photography.

FREE for Sackler CPD Programme members.
£10 for non-members. Coffee and lunch included.
Book through the CAS website here.

Considering current museum policies focused on addressing gender imbalances, and thinking around the CAS Special Project Scheme Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society (VNXXCAS), this study day will discuss feminism, female art practice and gender throughout collections, displays and exhibitions, expanding on ideas in the exhibition Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act 2, on view in the Ground floor gallery until 27 May.

This day-long, conversational symposium focuses on a feminist approach to collections, displays and exhibitions, with a particular emphasis on an expanded idea of feminist technologies, encompassing ancient practices and recent digital developments. With key academics, practitioners and arts professionals, we will discuss the relationship between the close and distant past and how this can open up new ways of approaching collections and displays, the juxtaposing of different practices, the fight against historical oblivion, and the potential of feminist thought to re-shape institutional practice.

The event is open to all, with an open seminar format to discuss collaboratively current practices. We strongly recommend art professionals to bring a specific example of a recent project, acquisition, event or similar that deals with a broader concept of feminism.


12.00 – 12.05: Arrival and Welcome.

12.05 – 12.50: Curator-led tour of exhibition Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act 2.

12.50 – 13.20: ‘Trans-Mission: How Feminism Travels Across Time and Space’ D-M Withers ,cultural theorist, historian and Research Fellow based at the University of Sussex.

13.30 – 14.15: Lunch

14.15 – 14.40: In conversation: Rosie Cooper, curator of the exhibition Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act 2 with artist Tai Shani.

14.40 – 15.40: Roundtable discussion ‘Activating Feminisms’: Tara Londi, curator at Centre Regional Art Contemporain Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Daria Khan, founding director of Mimosa House, London Moderated by Phoebe Cripps, assistant curator at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill and Vassilios Doupas, curator of programmes at Contemporary Art Society.

15.40 – 16.00: Closing remarks

A report on the day will be written by art critic Ellen Mara de Wachter.

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.50 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office.
Print at home tickets: These can be emailed to you on the account you have registered with DLWP free of charge (booking fees apply)
Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
There will be a cheaper booking fee for events under £10 (booking fee = £1.00) and under £5 (booking fee = 50p).
Free events booked online are not subject to a booking fee.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased over the counter.

Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be send 10 – 14 days before the show date.

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Staying locally

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion regularly uses the following :

Travel information
  • By Rail
    Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
    There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
    Visit for up-to-date train travel information.
  • Taxis
    Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
    Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456
  • By Car
    If driving from the London area:
    Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
    Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
    From the Brighton area:
    Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
  • Parking
    Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.

Please contact the Box Office on 01424 229 111 to arrange a visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Box Office and  Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.

Facilities for blind or visually-impaired

  • Large print season brochures

Facilities for the hard-of-hearing

  • An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.