Jamie McCartney: The Great Wall of Vagina 

8. May - 2. Jun 12 / ended Hay Hill Gallery



Exhibition | Installation | London

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Artist Jamie McCartney with The Great Wall of Vagina

Artist Jamie McCartney with The Great Wall of Vagina

Jamie McCartney: The Great Wall of Vagina at the SKIN DEEP World Premiere

The controversial Great Wall of Vagina created by British artist Jamie McCartney is
making its way to London for a long awaited debut show. McCartney who set out to
change female body perception through his art will also debut his latest innovative
project, the Physical Photography series, at The Hay Hill Gallery in May.
Challenging and visually imposing the 9‐metre wall features individual plaster cast
panels taken from 400 different women’s most intimate parts. The sculpture, which
took 5‐years to complete, has attracted global interest – The Hay Hill gallery comments:
“The pun in the title The Great Wall of Vagina belies a serious artwork of great social
importance. It is a highly provocative response to the exponential rise in cosmetic labial
surgeries, opposing any notion of a perfect aesthetic. Volunteers for the wall ranged in
age from 18 to 76 and included mothers, daughters, identical twins, a pre and post‐natal
woman and, rather provocatively, a woman pre and post labiaplasty. McCartney set out
to alleviate the needless anxiety that is driving many women to contemplate surgery.”

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