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Peace in our time

We're delighted at the arrival of a beautiful publication that has multiple connections to our network. Jemima Brown's book 'Peace Camp' was published to coincide with her multiple-site exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the women's peace camps at Greenham Common. And she wasn't only POJECTile brat on the base.

Artist Jemima Brown works with PROJECTile, primarily as an illustrator and in the field of sculptural installation design for retail, culture, events and activations.

Over the course of the last few years—despite the challenges of lockdown—she has been working on a sprawling project funded by Arts Council England. Her multi-site exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the women's anti-nuclear peace camps at Greenham Common was installed at multiple sites in the town of Newbury, the nearest town to the infamous former air base.

Taking in the county museum and municipal library as well as on the premises of private businesses that were sites of significance in the town to the women peace protesters, part of the exhibition was also installed on the former air base itself, now a museum in its own right.

This was a nicely PROJECTile-heavy project too: Caron Geary was one of the photographers whose images documenting the project and exhibition are included in the book and Ken Pratt was the editor of the publication.

The book includes contributions by Mathilda Strang, Alexandra Kokoli and Janice McNab. It's a meaty and "old-school" book project with serious and valid aims; some academic, some artistic and some simply adding more detail to an overlooked feminist history relevant to this unique and oddly relevant moment in time.

Congratulations on the fantastic book, Jemima.

The launch event will take place from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Sat 2 April 2022 at the West Berkshire Museum, Newbury and is open to the public.

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