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“Caren Garfen’s work engages with the story of women’s handwork in the home, where feminine stitch signified a well-bred and socially advantaged environment. Evidence of her time spent on hand sewing has changed in its significance; careful stitches are transformed from a signifier of submission and routine labour to a political statement.”

Eve Ropek, curator of The Dartboard for Witches exhibition


Caren Garfen specialises in textiles and hand stitch, focussing on gender politics and women’s issues in the twenty-first century.

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'Under Pressure' investigates the profound difficulties of a parent and a sick child living with an eating disorder.

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