Agency of Women
Artist-in-residence Tabitha Jussa presents Agency of Women, a collection of black and white and hand coloured portraits inspired by Margaret Hardman, the female workforce employed by the Hardmans and the women who had their portraits taken at 59 Rodney Street.
See the exhibition as part of a guided tour of the Hardmans' House on Fridays and Saturdays between 6–28 May 2022. Book your place via the Whats On section on our homepage.
The exhibition features a series of portraits taken by Tabitha of women at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural scene today, who all share many of Margaret Hardman’s qualities and talents. She has been inspired by the style and photographic techniques used by the Hardmans’ studio to create their glamorous portraits of women.
" This glimpse behind the scenes was fascinating. Rarely do you see the work that goes into a final photograph, and it made me think about who was involved."
" The Hardmans employed numerous tricks and techniques, and it is this behind the scenes magic that has informed my own approach to the work."
Listen to Tabitha's interviews with the sitters
Angela Samata – Arts Professional and Ambassador of the Survivors of the Bereaved by Suicide.
Bisakha Sarker MBE – Artistic director of Chaturangan, Artist
Mary Cloake – Director of Bluecoat, Liverpool
Charlotte Corrie & Christina Grogan – Founders and Directors of Open Culture
Claire McColgan – Director of Culture Liverpool
Doreen Allan – Founder of Planet X Liverpool
Elaine Clarke – Founder and owner of Baa Bar Ltd
Emily Speed – Artist
Stealing Sheep – Musicians
Madeline Heneghan – Co-director of Writing on the Wall
Helen Legg – Director of Tate Liverpool
Michelle Charters – Director of Kuumba Imani Millenium Centre, National Museums Trustee, Community Activist
Nicola Triscott – Director of FACT, curator, writer and researcher
The Singh Twins MBE - Artists
Zilan Liao – Musician and director of Pagoda Arts
Niki Kand – Musician, singer and songwriter
Fatoş Üstek – Independent curator, writer and former director of Liverpool Biennial
Follow the @theagencyofwomen Instagram here to go behind-the-scenes of this exciting project. You can also follow the Hardmans' House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NTHardmansHouse.