Sprawling Red Woman


Hilary Cartmel
  • Artwork Details: 175 x 290 x 130cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: wood
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC5/1984

Audio Description

This artwork was chosen by women of Colchester to feature in Firstsite’s Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition, Tell me the story of all these things. This audio description of the piece is by Emma Howe, Programme Manager, Communities, at Firstsite, Colchester.

Reflecting upon the work, members of the group commented how it is:

“…sensuous and rather ancient at the same time, like something that was unearthed from a tomb and pieced back together.”



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