Cleaning Machines


Jenny Richards

Tuesday 20 August 2019
6 – 7pm

We’re excited to announce a series of talks that have been programmed alongside Rachel Adams & Tessa Lynch’s collaborative exhibition Stoop, Stoop, Stooping is Stoopid!” on display in the Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. This series delivered by a variety of academics, writers, artists and historians aims to expand upon some of the artists’ research interests as well as provide an insight into a variety of subjects touched upon by the exhibition.

Frances Gabe’s desire to escape the drudgery of domestic labour through her self-cleaning home, can be seen as an attempt to outsource, automate as well as refuse the conditions of domestic work. The talk shares research into the political history of outsourcing maintenance work, the automation of feminised labour and current ways this is being challenged and refused.

Jenny Richards’ work explores the politics of feminised labour and how this can be explored through collaborative and collective practices. She is currently working on her PhD ‘Outsourcing the Body’ at Konstfack, Stockholm.

Refreshments will be served at the event.

This event is FREE, however booking is essential.
To book a place visit Eventbrite

Or if you prefer you can give us a call on 0141 483 1619 or email

Find out more about the exhibition here: “Stoop, Stoop, Stooping is Stoopid!”

Both the Studio Pavilion gallery & House for an Art Lover are fully accessible venues. All entrances to the gallery and house have ramped access and there is a lift to allow access to the other levels of the House. All paths around the house and gallery are tarmac which are flat and accessible. There is an audio induction loop in place for use by people with hearing aids. Assistance dogs are welcome. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding access. We have four blue badge parking spaces available on site.

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