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Bodyworks

An innovative exhibition led by a group of artists and writers from Fife, Central region and Edinburgh is exploring the feelings which women have about the marks on their bodies.

Bodyworks

About Bodyworks

The exhibition is on in The Community Gallery, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries from October to December 2023.
Bodyworks is a creative initiative to open up conversations with women’s groups, through writing and collage sessions, as to how they view the marks on their bodies, both natural and acquired. The four artists and one writer used this information to inspire their personal creative responses. The works on display include paintings, fabric sculptures, manipulated mannequins, constructed textiles, artists’ books and poems. The artists taking part are Lesley Ratomska (Dunfermline), Carol Mason (Dunblane), Isabell Buenz (Edinburgh), Caroline McGonigal (Dalgety Bay) and writer Linda Menzies (Dunfermline).

The artists and writer engaged with a number of groups over the past few months, in Fife and Edinburgh – CRUSE Bereavement Services, Fife Women’s Tent, YMCA Edinburgh and The Bethany Christian Trust.

Artist and exhibition curator Lesley Ratomska explained: “The idea started over a conversation with a friend about the four dots tattooed on her body for radiography treatment for breast cancer. We wanted to discover how other women perceived the marks on their bodies, everything from birthmarks and scars to deliberate changes like tattoos and piercings, and how these marks impacted on their self-image and confidence.”

She added: “Many of the women we spoke with talked of conflicted feelings about the marks on their bodies. For example, Caesarean scars are a lasting reminder of the happy events of having babies. The discussions widened to include other body changes brought about by accidents, ageing and other life events.”

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