Dawinder Bansal within a gold photo frame surrounded by various different objects

Call-out: Curious Objects

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Award-winning artist Dawinder Bansal is inviting the Women of Coventry to share their unexpected and fantastic stories of finding freedom.

As part of the city-wide call out, Dawinder is looking for 150 women to be part of a major new exhibition at the Mead Gallery in May 2022 entitled Curious Objects.

Inspired by George Eliot’s seminal novel Middlemarch, the exhibition will celebrate the voices, courage and curiosity of women, and the surprising ways in which they have attained independence.

Dawinder is asking for women to identify an object that, for them, represents finding freedom and/or independence. 

Curious Objects will mark 150 years since the publication of Middlemarch - A Study of Provincial Life, and the finale of UK City of Culture at Warwick Arts Centre. 

For more information on how to share your story and tell us about your object, head to Curious Objects of Women's Independence Invitation. Please share your story with us by Monday 1 November 2021.