blimey! Lucretia


‘blimey! Lucretia’ adaptation of  the original painting ‘The Death of Lucretia’ Guido Reni. blimey! Collective 2019

“blimey! Lucretia” responds to the centrepiece of The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia exhibition, which took place at The Bowes Museum in 2019.

Working in partnership with the museum and Creative Darlington on a series of communal gatherings and events, “blimey! Lucretia” explored ideas about the painting. Paying homage to Judy Chicago’s 20th century seminal feminist work “The Dinner Party”, “blimey! Lucretia” offered people a seat at Lucretia’s table, to spark conversations about the representation of women in our changing world.

blimey! Lucretia also collaborated with a contemporary dance project by Eliot Smith, a themed life drawing session with Lust for Life Drawing, a North East based feminist group, local FE Colleges including Queen Elizabeth 6th form College and Northern School of Art, regional artist networks and more.

This programme will took place in various venues, including The Bowes Museum and Crown Street Gallery in Darlington.

Participants were invited to make new work with the blimey! collective, by sewing directly onto a miniature textile image of Lucretia. Find out how we interpret Lucretia in the post #metoo era, considering gender, memes, myth, power, villainy and virtue? This new work will be shown alongside The Death of Lucretia, in a blimey! Lucretia exhibition at The Bowes Museum in March 2020

Events Programme


blimey! Lucretia exhibition

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

07 March 2020 - 10 May 2020


Artist talk and film screening

Crown Street Art Gallery, Darlington

14 March 2020 

6 - 8pm


Gallery Talks with blimey! collective
The Bowes Museum
Wednesday 8th & 15th April, 2.15pm to 2.30pm

Please note : These events are currently postponed due to Covid-19.

blimey! Lucretia symposium

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

25 April 2020

10am - 3.30pm

Please note : This event is currently postponed due to Covid-19 .




blimey! Lucretia is kindly supported by

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