Let’s Get Stuck in Traffic! is the inaugural solo show from the 2018 Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open winner, artist Marie Jones (Kochi Kochi). The show considers the career paths that women take in life and what barriers, opportunities or influences have affected their decisions along the way.
"Whilst spending time in Warrington Museum & Art Galley this year, I noticed the main exhibition currently only exhibits works by a handful of male artists (The most contemporary piece is by Grayson Perry who does however sometimes like to dress like a lady!) Adjacent, under the stairwell, there has been a token temporary display of astounding achievements made by 21 women who are connected to Warrington."
Intervening in the main gallery, Marie highlights this divide with works created from interviewing female artists in Warrington whilst getting stuck in the towns traffic. In Gallery 4, the knitted landscape Daring Greatly, sets the stage for the artist where throughout October, she will work with local Girlguide groups towards their Forget Me Knot badge to unearth how a younger generation of girls see their future career paths perhaps before their decisions are influenced by those around them.