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scratching a detail (with James Arguile)

At the close of the exhibition Still I Rise: Gender, Feminisms, Resistance Act II, the sculpture 'In praise of scratching' was wheeled from the De La Warr Pavilion to Bexhill Museum, where the painted portrait of Kate Marsden, the Museum's co-founder that was part of the sculpture, was donated to the Museum. Itself a replica of a photographic portrait that was donated to Bexhill Museum in the 1930s and subsequently refused, this iteration was painted by Bexhillian artist James Arguile, a childhood classmate of Carl Gent. It's reinclusion into the Museum's collection and display was marked with an unveiling ceremony covered by local and Russian press.

scratching a detail (with James Arguile)


Donation of oil on board painting to Bexhill Museum

Photography by Susan Jane Dunford

Commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion for Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act II

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