Three works by Letty McHugh

DaDaFest International 2022

11th June 2022 - 04th December 2022
Illisytration of a tent with open door

Having been part of the DaDaFest International Festival 2022 Launch Day on Sunday 12 June, this event will continue to be part of the next phase of the festival. Watch this space for more details.

This is a 4.5 x 3-meter textile installation, inspired by medieval anchoresses, women who lived and worked in dedicated cells or ‘anchorages’. Letty drew a parallel between anchoresses and her own experience as a chronically ill artist. 
At Liverpool Parish ChurchChapel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 8TZ

Watches for an Ordinary Day
An audio work which plays out from ‘Anchorage’ like a message in a bottle or the beam of a lighthouse on a dark night, the work reaches beyond the installation itself. 

How do You Sleep at Night?
This is a 2015 work, reimagined as part of this new installation. For How do You Sleep at Night, Letty asked people what they said to self-soothe when unable to sleep, and embroidered the replies in white thread onto white bedding. 

At Bluecoat
The audio work Watches for an Ordinary Day appears in the Bluecoat Garden and online accompanied by film works which offer BSL, Audio Description and Captioning. You can listen to the audio work in the Bluecoat garden between 11am and 4pm on June 12. 

Anchorage and Watches for an Ordinary Day have been co-commissioned by DaDa and The Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester and supported Esmée Fairburn Foundation, Bluecoat and Liverpool Parish Church – Our Lady and Saint Nicholas 

Artist Talk Event 
Letty will be talking to fellow artist Amina Atiq about these works and future projects at 2 – 3pm on June 14 at St Nicks Church. This is a free event and will be BSL interpreted. The event will be filmed and made available online with BSL and captions. 

Covid 19 Safety
As Letty and some of our audience members are High Risk from COVID-19 mask-wearing is requested at the talk and we encourage you to respect social distancing.

These events are FREE.

Illustration by Julian Gray.

Summer 2022 and beyond 
DaDaFest International 2022 (DDFI22) will continue in July with Made of Gold touring to Winchester Hat Fair and then between October 24 and December 3 when we will present a programme of in-person and digital events and artworks by DaDa Fellows and associated artists in Unity Theatre, Bluecoat, Museum of Liverpool and online.

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