Jemima Sara: The Toilet

Jemima Sara - The Toilet
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Jemima Sara ‘The Toilet’
11th March – 10th June 2023
The Cupboard
Liminal Gallery
34 Fort Hill
Margate, CT9 1HD

Liminal Gallery are delighted to announce the launch of their second exhibition space ‘The Cupboard’; an open call space for artists living and working in Thanet, to further support local creatives. The residency spans three months and is selected by the Founder and Director of Liminal, Louise Fitzjohn. We are thrilled to be working with our first artist JEMIMA SARA who will be debuting her installation ‘The Toilet’.

Jemima Sara - The Toilet
Image: Jemima Sara ‘The Toilet’ (Crop) 2023

The Toilet’ is a miniature installation which explores the main themes in my work. Perhaps women’s art belongs in the toilet…at least it would get more viewing time.

The Toilet’ encapsulates a place of safety, contemplation, expression, privacy and the invasion of privacy, puppetry and day to day life. Looking at my training in puppetry I explore the tradition of sculptor Marisol Escobar; ‘the toilet’ scene is laid bare like a dollhouse inviting the audience to traverse and play with the traditional boundaries of privacy, personal autonomy and manipulation. As if we are under the control of the invisible hands and the pressures of society.

I have wanted to create something that utilises the toilet, which is a universal experience and touchstone of the mundane. Whilst also highlighting the current narrative of the public toilet – being vulnerable, inaccessible and unsafe spaces too.

This miniature installation investigates the main themes within my practice: feminism, text, accessibility, slogans, freedom of expression, everyday life and boundaries.”

Following Jemima Sara’s recent work surrounding toilets within her practice as a symbol for accessibility, health and conveying the importance of having accessible spaces to feel safe, Jemima has created ‘The Toilet’ within Liminal Gallery’s new exhibition space ‘The Cupboard’. This installation investigates Jemima Sara’s exploration of feminism, text, accessibility, slogans, everyday life, boundaries, freedom of expression and liminality relating to her identity.

All are welcome to join us to celebrate the opening of ‘The Toilet’’ on Saturday 11th March 4-7pm, kindly sponsored by Old Dairy Brewery.

©2023 Jemima Sara, Liminal Gallery

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