Domestic Work is Work

7 Aug 2019 – 11 Aug 2019

Cubitt Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Domestic Work is Work is organised by The Voice of Domestic Workers and hosted by Cubitt.


The exhibition will present the group’s recent film My Home is Not My Home a collectively produced arts project that emerged as a response to the exploitation, invisibility and marginality of migrant domestic workers due to their class, gender, race and UK immigration laws.

Since October 2018 The Voice of Domestic Workers have been a part of the current Structures That Cooperate programme at Cubitt. On a practical level the spaces at Cubitt have been made available to support the group’s ongoing work and collaborations with cultural workers, educators and activists. The sharing of space has also been the grounds for developing forms of solidarity and knowledge exchange in relation to work, education, precarity and collective organising.

Workshops, events and discussions have asked how strategies of art production and distribution can inform and support social movements related to labour and visibility – intending also to build new alliances that can propose strategies for continued collective working. This collaboration to align and support labour struggles across different sectors is in tandem to conversations with W.A.G.E. the Cubitt Cooperative and others to address models of cooperativity and resource distribution in the arts.

On the last day of this six-day presentation join members of VODW 12–6pm, for an ‘open studio’ format which will present hourly introductions to their work and the work on display and 2–4pm join a workshop with Barcelona based illustrator Abigail Tarraso who is supporting the production of a new campaign publication.


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