Tall Tales is a national touring programme bringing together the work of 17 international women artists who employ the playful use of storytelling techniques in the making of their work. Ma Qiusha's works Rainbow and Two Years Younger than Me is participating in the show.
Stories have been shared for centuries and across every culture as a means of entertainment, cultural preservation and education. The artists in Tall Tales use storytelling techniques to toy with our perception of myth, reality, the public and private, ideas on difference, as well as question our assumptions. Their works reveal uncanny scenarios, sometimes pointing to personal stories but more broadly, issues pertinent to society at large and what we might call ‘the human experience’.
The exhibition launches in London this spring at Freud Museum London, Swiss Cottage Gallery & Library and the Tavistock Clinic and then tours to Touchstones Rochdale and Rochdale Central Library, Lancashire and then Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) in Scotland.