Accumulations: A collective of movement-based artists exploring gender, identity and exchange through curated events and performances.

Thank you for attending 'Precarious Assembly', our second performance event at the Whitworth. 

Accumulations began as a research and development project led by four North West based artists: Dani Abulhawa, Hannah Buckley, Sara Spies and Amy Voris. Our overall aims were as follows:

  1. to develop a deeper understanding of female activists, artists and theorists who have influenced our creative practices
  2. To explore the lives and experiences of ordinary women and their contribution to the cultural landscape of Manchester
  3. To explore the personal significance of each of our own grandmothers, mothers and sisters to our lives
  4. To find methods of incorporating these findings and experiences into each of our creative practices

In order to explore these aims, we identified four broad themes that relate to each of our respective artistic practices – these are, ‘gendered spaces’, ‘women’s work’, ‘archival practices’ and ‘intergenerational exchange’. We have been developing links with community organisations and individuals that connect with these four themes, including the The Whitworth Art Gallery, The Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir and The Working Class Movement Library, as well as the artists who have contributed to 'Precarious Assembly'. 

We have grown together as a collective and we are hoping to develop future performance events, exploring a range of related themes around gender, identity and inter-cultural and inter-generational exchange in performance and movement practice.  

We are grateful for any donation you would like to make toward our future curatorial and performance projects. 

If you would like to know more about the work we have been doing so far, please visit our website: