Exhibition

Unsettler

15 Oct 2009 – 1 Nov 2009

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

DegreeArt

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Cambridge Heath

Save Event: Unsettler

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

Paintings Inspired By 'The Drowning Room' A Novel By Michael Pye

About

Preview Day: Wednesday 14th October 12-6pm In the mid 17th century, when the Dutch first established a settlement on the island of Manhattan, Gretje Reyniers was the town whore. She also lent money and dealt in pelts. She is listed in the court records; whom she slandered and sued; who sued and slandered her back; debts welshed on; debts demanded; minor assaults; charges on lewdness. Michael Pye discovered Gretje Reyniers while researching the early history of New York. Nothing was known about her until she arrived in America, so he has conjured a life for her: a childhood in Amsterdam in the 1620s, where she grew up working with the fishwives, as a maid to a whore; where she has a child, married, was widowed until her emigration to the colonies. This book is part history, part love story, part memoir, and above all, an account of one woman's life. Also Featuring new music by Ben Hudson Project originally conceived bt Gareth Ballyn

Art form Toggle

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.