Girls Just Want To Have Fun

7 Sep 2018 – 10 Sep 2018

Event times

Friday 6-9pm
Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm

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Unit 3 Projects

London, United Kingdom


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  • Bus 323 from Mile End Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow on the District Line
  • Devons Road on the DLR
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A group pop up show of 6 female artists. The exhibition is based on the idea of fun and the eponymous Cyndi Lauper’s hit from 1983.



Bea Acevedo | Cecilia Charlton | Florence Mytum | Jo Hummel-Newell | Karolina Albricht | Sara Dare

PV Friday 7th Sep | 6-9pm cont. Sat 8th Sep- Sun 9th Sep | 2-5pm
Unit 3 Projects | ASC Studios | Empson St | E3 3LT

Curated by Karolina Albricht and Sara Dare

Pop up show of 6 female artists investigating the idea of fun and having fun with the idea of fun. Playing with it, challenging it, experiencing it, re-inventing it and creating it. Each artist interprets fun in their own medium, on their own terms, coming from their individual experience and sensibility. The exhibition’s title is borrowed from Cindy Lauper hit from 1983. She changed the lyrics of Robert Hazard’s 1979 song and made it into a feminist
anthem, a symbol of female solidarity. While carrying an important message of equality, this song is also an apotheosis of fun seen from all angles: artist’s, woman’s and human’s. The show’s aim is to recreate this broad perspective of fun. A collaborative playlist accompanying the exhibition was created by all participating artists. It introduces another personal dimension into the realm of fun.

I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
And girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just want to have
That’s all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun (girls and boys wanna have fun, girls wanna have)
Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have
That’s all they really want
Some fun...

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Sara Dare

Sara Dare

Karolina Albricht

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Florence Mytum

Joanne Hummel-Newell

beatriz acevedo

Karolina Albricht

Sara Dare

Sara Dare

Cecilia Charlton


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