Pandora’s Other Box 2008
15th May 2008 - 27th May 2008
31 women artists responded to the theme of Pandora’s Other Box.
Artists: Josephine Harvatt, Fran Warne, Hiroko Aono Billson, Carol Foster, Pamela (Mei) Leunge, Ji Sun Sjogren, Peggy Eagle, Patricia Smith, Deborah Crofts, Euphemia Mc Tavish, Tuula Whitlow, Charlotte Firmin, Mavernie Cunningham, Helene Williams, Liliana Klimova, Trish Flynn, Cathy Myldes, Tracie Peisley, Rita Keegan, Mary Stockton-Smith, Sisters Quim, Sue Carfrae, Emily Firmin, Teresa Samson, Cathy McTurk, Alma Caira, Georgia Wright, Madeline Coles, Jayne Delarre, Susan Morland, Sam Martingdale.
On 14th October 2011 our ‘smallest Pandora’ Mei Leunge, an internationally recognised ceramicist and hugely loved close friend of many of the women, died after a 12 year battle with cancer. Mei lived with a fierce vitality, her work reflected her battle with cancer. She asked in her final months not to be forgotten.
The original Pandora group were invited to work towards a memorial exhibition for Mei. The quality of the meetings were enhanced through making together as we remembered Mei. Mei was a driving force and wise women. Alma Caira’s fuse glass banner of bunting asking ‘what would Mei do?’ became a mantra for us all.
The Horsebridge Art Centre, Whitstable
11 Horsebridge Road
Whitstable, CT5 1AF United Kingdom