Keep the Door of My Lips

Professor Andrew King & Connie Gallagher

  • 11 July - 14 August 2019
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Understanding the Unspoken Cost of Work in Victorian/Austerity Britain

Poster of "Keep the Door of My Lips" showing cutouts of mouths from domestic workers alongside moths of characters from Victorian magazines

Curated by Professor Andrew King and Connie Gallagher Keep the Door of My Lips explores the continuing influence of Victorian ideas about ‘work’.

Displaying images from Victorian periodicals and trade magazines alongside research by Professor Andrew King and featured artworks from Catherine Hoffman, Emmanuelle Loiselle, Sarm Miccichè and ‘Home is not My Home’ by Dr Joyce Jiang, Tassia Kobylinska & The Voice of Domestic Workers, this exhibition – by turns beautiful, heroic, shocking, comforting, unsettling – wants to get us to think about what work really means for us.

Exhibition Launch: Thursday 11 July, 6 – 8 pm | Free | All welcome

Artists’ Talk: Understanding the Unspoken Cost of Work in Victorian/ Austerity Britain: Thursday 25 July, 3 – 5 pm | Free | Click here to book

To learn more about the research project by Prof Andrew King in collaboration with Connie Gallagher visit blt19.co.uk (BLT19: Nineteenth-Century Business, Labour, & Trade Periodicals)

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