Exclusively for Members

An Exclusive Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

This event will be held online on Zoom

Booking is essential

With Susan Stockwell, established international artist working across sculpture, installation and film

Susan Stockwell’s striking ‘Money Dress’ sculpture is one of the highlights of our major new exhibition, ‘Money Talks: Art, Society & Power.’ This, and other artworks in her ‘Money Works’ series, demonstrate currency being used creatively in novel and intriguing ways.

Artist Susan Stockwell making dresses in her studio

Artist Susan Stockwell in her studio making her Cartographic Dress, 2019 © Susan Stockwell. Image Photo Chris Waggott, Courtesy of Dacs

Money Dress, Susan Stockwell, 2010, International currency notes, cotton thread, canvas & mannequin frame © Susan Stockwell

Money Dress, Susan Stockwell, 2010, International currency notes, cotton thread, canvas & mannequin frame © Susan Stockwell

A detail of artist Susan Stockwell's Money Dress made with bank notes

Back of Susan Stockwell's Money Dress showing the bow



In this talk, Susan will share the inspirations behind her money-related artwork and how she approaches transforming used currency and other materials into compelling, subversive and thought-provoking artworks. She will also reflect on the close links between trade, currency, mapping and personal and social histories as well as the art world’s relationship with money, power and wealth.

Susan is best known for her site-specific installations and dress sculptures that have been exhibited widely including at the likes of TATE Modern, The Royal Geographical Society and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has also taught extensively and taken part in residencies and projects in Europe, America, Australia and Asia.

The talk will be recorded. Following the event, a copy will be available on request for the ticket holder's personal use only. Access to view will expire after seven days.

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Tickets are £10 and the event is online only. Tickets are only available to Ashmolean Members.

This talk will take place online only, via Zoom.


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About the Members' Insights Series

The Insights series of online talks offers Ashmolean Members an intimate look behind the scenes of the Museum's collections. Each talk is led by one of our curators, or Museum experts, and explores some of the more unusual, little-known Ashmolean treasures and special displays, as well as research projects and conservation work.

At the end of each talk there will be a Q&A session for attendees to question and exchange views with our experts.