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Devised by Ruth Ewan, Dreadnoughts is a series of guided walking tours around East London, each walk taking its starting point from an historical struggle in the local area. The walks will be led by three invited specialists – historian and educationalist David Rosenberg, Anna Minton, author of Ground Control: Fear and happiness in the Twenty-First Century City and feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham – and will be accompanied by a series of ephemeral art works, including badges and short live works, marking the spread of information along the way.
Ruth Ewan (born Aberdeen, 1980) is based in London. Recent group exhibitions include Art Sheffield (2010), Frieze Projects (2009), Altermodern: Tate Triennial (2009) and Younger Than Jesus (2009) New Museum, New York and she has produced solo projects with ICA, London (2008) and Artangel Interaction, London (2007).
Dreadnoughts is part of A Sense of Place, Chisenhale Gallery’s flagship exchange programme for three secondary schools in Tower Hamlets and artists with specific interests in collectivism, collaboration and direct engagement with social and cultural contexts. Chisenhale Gallery has received an investment from Deutsche Bank and Arts & Business to develop their education programme. The Arts & Business Investment Programme is funded by Arts Council England.
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