Megan Pickering

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I volunteer at Brook, a sexual health charity for under 25s. Over the past 3 months I’ve been involved in a participatory film-making project, creating short films about young people’s experiences and thoughts on having sex for the first time. Here is one of the films we created! For more information about the project, or to see other videos visit the ‘Good Sex’ project blog.

Women of the 1984 Miners’ Strike. Saturday 21st June 2014 - 12-8pm. The Feminist Library.

I’m curating an exhibition on Women in the Miners’ Strike at The Feminist Library this year. The show will feature artefacts I have collected from my Grandmother, Dorothy Innerd, as well as artworks by Jessica Scott.  

This is a day dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the role women played in the 1984 Miners’ Strike, for more information take a look at the event programme

I’ve been part of curating June Late at Tate this year, the evening will explore what it means to occupy space through sound and visuals focusing on issues of displacement, marginalisation, and feminism.
This event is all set to be an amazing night, with live music from Reprezent Radio and special guests, including the hottest underground MC ‘Novelist’ backed up by Matha Caiden, the beautifully soulful Dionne Reid, all female punk band Skinny Girl Diet, plus MogaDisco and Blackmale Beats.
Watch the Construct Fashion Show live, explore poetry with The A and the E, and take a free guided feminist tour with artist Sutapa Biswas.
Participate in unique workshops such as light painting with Urban Canvas Light Graffiti, instant photograph printing with Debbie Adele Cooper and a drop-in materials workshop with artist and sculptor Mimi Winsor.
All inspired by the Tate Collection and Commission 2014 dock by Phyllida Barlow.
It’s all free!
Forget fashionably late and arrive early for these fantastic freebies:
FREE ICE CREAM for the first 100 people, pick up from the Manton Lawn from 6pm FREE ENTRANCE to the Kenneth Clark exhibition for the first 100 people 15 - 25 years old on presentation of proof of age. Tickets available at Manton Information desk at 6pm FREE CONSTRUCT FASHION SHOW, tickets available first come, first served from the Manton Information Desk at 6pm With so much going on we really do hope you can join us for an incredible night.
Late at Tate: Inhabit is a collaboration between University of the Arts London and Tate Britain.
Check out the full line-up online now.

I’ve been part of curating June Late at Tate this year, the evening will explore what it means to occupy space through sound and visuals focusing on issues of displacement, marginalisation, and feminism.

This event is all set to be an amazing night, with live music from Reprezent Radio and special guests, including the hottest underground MC ‘Novelist’ backed up by Matha Caiden, the beautifully soulful Dionne Reid, all female punk band Skinny Girl Diet, plus MogaDisco and Blackmale Beats.

Watch the Construct Fashion Show live, explore poetry with The A and the E, and take a free guided feminist tour with artist Sutapa Biswas.

Participate in unique workshops such as light painting with Urban Canvas Light Graffiti, instant photograph printing with Debbie Adele Cooper and a drop-in materials workshop with artist and sculptor Mimi Winsor.

All inspired by the Tate Collection and Commission 2014 dock by Phyllida Barlow.

It’s all free!

Forget fashionably late and arrive early for these fantastic freebies:

FREE ICE CREAM for the first 100 people, pick up from the Manton Lawn from 6pm
FREE ENTRANCE to the Kenneth Clark exhibition for the first 100 people 15 - 25 years old on presentation of proof of age. Tickets available at Manton Information desk at 6pm
FREE CONSTRUCT FASHION SHOW, tickets available first come, first served from the Manton Information Desk at 6pm
With so much going on we really do hope you can join us for an incredible night.

Late at Tate: Inhabit is a collaboration between University of the Arts London and Tate Britain.

Check out the full line-up online now.

Tate Pop-Up: OOMK / SALT: Women, publishing and autonomy. 2nd June 2014.

OOMK zine and SALT. journal discuss themes surrounding women in specialist publishing today. I will be chairing this talk, it will explore the autonomy and visibility of women in publication and socio-political issues that surround them.

Tate’s pop-up is in Old Street Underground station, it offers new ways of experiencing Tate beyond the gallery walls. The events programme is curated by Tate Collective London.

After asking my Grandma, Dorothy Innerd, to write down her memories of her Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy). I decided to find exactly where Eliza was buried in St. Giles Church, Durham, and place a memorial plaque there for her. 

Eliza King was an inmate at Holloway Prison in London, 1943. She was sentenced to five yeas for manslaughter, as she carried out backstreet abortions. 



Eliza was one of fifteen children, it is said that her mother was so sick of giving birth she would sit, half naked in cold alleyways, hoping to die. It is also said that Eliza posed as a fortune teller. My Grandma remembers that women would come to Eliza’s house asking for their fortunes to be told, when this happened my Grandma would have to leave Eliza’s house, she believes this was how women would come to Eliza asking for help with their pregnancy. 

If you are pregnant and considering an abortion you can find advice here.

SEX SHOP is a long-term enterprise which creates new infrastructures for art in society.

It is run by Rosalie Schweiker and Georg Klüver-Pfandtner.

SEX SHOP welcomes social, humorous, cheerful, feminist, queer, absurd, primitive, child-friendly, dirty, friendly, spectacular, DIY, and revolutionary products.

SEX SHOP will be open every Sunday from 9am - 5pm

20 Parade Mews, London SE27 9AX
@sexshopdistro

Photographs taken by Rosalie Schweiker

I will be selling some of my artwork here!

I recently asked my Grandma, Dorothy Innerd, to write down her memories of her Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy)   


My great, great Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy), was an inmate at Holloway Prison in London, 1943. She was sentenced to five yeas for manslaughter, as she carried out backstreet abortions. 

Eliza was one of fifteen children, it is said that her mother was so sick of giving birth she would sit, half naked in cold alleyways, hoping to die. It is also said that Eliza posed as a fortune teller. My Grandma remembers that women would come to Eliza’s house asking for their fortunes to be told, when this happened my Grandma would have to leave Eliza’s house, she believes this was how women would come to Eliza asking for help with their pregnancy. 
 

I want to explore Eliza’s life in more detail, as well as the progress of abortion, creating a new pro-choice artwork while at the same time discovering my family herstory.If you are pregnant and considering an abortion you can find advice here.   

My great, great Grandmother, Eliza King (née Agar/Twiddy), was an inmate at Holloway Prison in London, 1943. She was sentenced to five yeas for manslaughter, as she carried out backstreet abortions. 



Eliza was one of fifteen children, it is said that her mother was so sick of giving birth she would sit, half naked in cold alleyways, hoping to die. It is also said that Eliza posed as a fortune teller. My Grandma remembers that women would come to Eliza’s house asking for their fortunes to be told, when this happened my Grandma would have to leave Eliza’s house, she believes this was how women would come to Eliza asking for help with their pregnancy. 



I want to explore Eliza’s life in more detail, as well as the progress of abortion, creating a new pro-choice artwork while at the same time discovering my family herstory.

If you are pregnant and considering an abortion you can find advice here.   

Drawing Out Discrimination, 16th July 2013. For the UN Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against WomenWP University of the Arts London and Big Voice London collaborated to make a series of flags, created by young people, depicting discrimination women face in the UK today. The flags were exhibited in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. I assisted the project as a UAL Student Ambassador and created one of the flags.