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Women Walk East

Artist Gal Leshem and Professor Claire Lindsay, School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL

About the project

Gal & Claire inquire into women’s orientations in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and consider how and where they map their own place(s) and routes in this distinctive, regenerated urban terrain. Their work spotlights the ways in which geography is gendered, in visible and invisible ways. Using walking as a methodology Gal & Claire have co-produced artworks including a film, prints and a publication with women living and working in park communities in an articulation of their experience and navigations of ‘East’.

abstract birdseye view of a beige landscape. Overlaid are three rectangular photographic images of landscapes, in green.

About the artists

Gal Leshem is an east London artist. Her work is developed through a site specific and research-based approach, engaging with heritage sites, objects and plants embedded in myth, memory and folklore. She was selected for Up Projects' Constellations programme for artists working in community contexts. Her work has been recently shown at: Christie's (London, 2022), Untitled Art (Miami Beach 2021) and in 2022 won the Sarabande Emerging Artist prize for her Slade MA graduation show in 2022. 

Claire Lindsay is Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture who is interested in gendered and racialized experiences of space and place. She is currently writing a book on walking, women and knowledge in Latin America. 

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Hoxton Hall
130 Hoxton St
N1 6SH

Opening hours

Saturday 16 March - Monday 1st April
Tue-Sun and Bank Holidays
Late opening for events

FREE, NO BOOKING NEEDED. More details on the location and accessibility.


Women Walk East: Map Making Workshop

Sat 23 Mar 2024 15:00-16:30pm

Location: Art Room, Hoxton Hall.

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Drawing on the Women Walk East artwork, this workshop is an opportunity to engage and respond to the maps on display by creating your own personal map. We will spend time with the artworks, trace significant locations in the area, and create maps that reflect our everyday trails.

Family appropriate and children are welcome!


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