If they reach their target of £5000 it will help them continue their hugely important work recording the history of Alternative Theatre, 1968-88.
Unfinished histories collect archive material and conduct oral interviews with some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain.
They document work which ranged from experiments in physical and visual theatre or performance art, to vernacular drama, agit-prop and satire.
Their efforts champion a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day theatre.
We want the HammerOn blog to be a space to highlight other independent publishing projects which focus on marginalised feminist and queer histories.
So let us tell you about Sue Tate’s Pauline Boty : Pop Artist and Woman.
Published to accompany the first major retrospective of Boty’s work curated by Sue in 2013, Pauline Boty: Pop Artist and Woman is an in-depth study of an artist who has remained largely invisible in accounts of the British pop art movement.
As well as critical reflections on Boty’s artistic career, the book includes 83 colour and 32 black and white illustrations of Boty’s work.
After the first print-run sold out, Sue has taken responsibility for re-printing and distributing the book.