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Room for One


29 October 2022 - 16 April 2023


29 October
16 April 2023

Curated by

Emily Falvey


In an empty attic is a lone female figure and a dressmaker’s dummy. Standing at a window, the nude woman looks back over her shoulder to the viewer.

Room for One

About this exhibition

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the enduring inequalities of invisible labour, which includes care and domestic work. Room for One explores this issue through a selection of art that centres women artists and considers the often-complex relationships between artist partners, their friends and families, and domestic life in general. It explores modeling as an active form of creative expression, while also considering the many forms of unpaid emotional, creative, and domestic labour that both make works of art possible and stand in the way of their creation.

Image: Alex Colville, Nude and Dummy, 1950, gum arabic emulsion overpainted with stand oil and damar varnishes on gessoed Masonite, purchased from the artist (1951), Collection of the New Brunswick Museum, www.nbm-mnb.ca (A51.4) © A.C. Fine Art Inc.