Vintage Kit has been very busy with beautiful new prints to produce our glamorous Fall 2016 collection, in this climate I think we need more glamour, politically and climate wise.
Using all natural fibres as always and hand made in GB, silks cottons and wool.
I am doing an art installation that is a replica thought on a famous house in the 70’s called womenhouse in USA by a set of famous female feminist artists. I started this page as I am keen to research the thoughts of men and women of my generation what the word ‘feminist’ means to them.
My sons have taught me that I needed to drag myself into this generation as feminism to me meant… men opening doors, of course I didn’t want that to change! My boys were furious with me, telling me they were feminists, to my horror I thought only women were!! I am really crazy interested in what men and women of my decade think! After speaking to several friends of the same age they had the same thoughts as me.
The womenhouse I am doing is in collaboration with some amazing female artists Louise Ashcroft, Sue Tilley and more to name, where we will take over a house in London and take over our own rooms, as the womanhouse in the US, we will invite a ‘feminist’male artist too, all your comments will be printed out and used as wallpaper in an area of the house, I really hope when the house is ready to show you will all come, and any offers to join us would be amazing! thank you so much:))
love katherine xx
Womanhouse (January 30 – February 28, 1972) was a feminist art installation and performance space organized by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, co-founders of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Feminist Art Program. Chicago, Schapiro, their students and women artists from the local community, including Faith Wilding, participated.Chicago and Schapiro encouraged their students to use consciousness-raising techniques to generate the content of the exhibition.
Only women were allowed to view the exhibition on its first day, after which the exhibition was open to all viewers. During the exhibition’s duration, it received approximately 10,000 visitors.
So really what does the word feminism today in 2016 mean to you? please ramble away:))
……….Heirs to a weighty past, striving to forge a new future…..
I aim to use images that I make, paint or project, to enable the viewer to be able to see another view that I was unable to see myself until I had gone through my own life experiences.
Developing and defining my practice through experience and discourse within my personal and professional experiences in fashion and art.
I come from a generation of women born into colonialism and its global aspect. The archetypal patriarch based system with a gender based role division, traditional expectations and co-dependancy.
Through my research, I want to build up a conversation and explore the gender roles of women of my generation, seemingly transitional through feminism and the ideals of equality. Not quite the oppression of our parents, but neither as evolved and liberated as our children.
Reflection on what we call family
I am very interested in ‘the family’ as we know it through my own life experiences and researching families/groups/and support, traditional families, groups i.e. skateboarders, extended families and groups of people that become their families. Large families and families of two. Even what we call families if we have two pets.
“Reflection of our wider most important framework of support”
In the summer of 2016 we are celebrating earth and organic groups by reflecting visually on a large old tree in Farnham where the community is getting together to put pictures of ‘their families’ all over the tree. It is a community led tree🙂 with the backing of the Farnham Waverley council .
I would love you to be part of this and if you want your family to be proudly part of this, please e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will just need you to send some pics in and I will hang them and send a picture back showing your place on the tree.🙂
Thank you Love Katherine xx
Hi there everyone…
A quick heads up to announce we have a Pop Up Shop that will be open on the 20th November showcasing our 2015 range, which will see the launch of the VK bedding and wallpaper which includes our vintage Disney range as well. We will also be offering the majority for sale – fabulous timing before Christmas!!
The event takes place from 3.45 to 7.30 at:
Maggie and Rose
58 Pembroke Road
Please do try to come. It will be great to just see you, show you our fabulous new range and products, and chat about all the other new and exciting things in store for Vintage Kit.
Lots of love as always Katherine