Ciara Callaghan

Ciara Callaghan

How to murder a man with your bare hands [2.Gouging out his eyes], 2019

Ciara Callaghan is a fibre artist based in Milton Keynes. She uses natural dyeing, needlework and spinning to explore themes around ancient craft, lost wisdom and female power.

 How to murder a man with your bare hands is a series of embroideries based around the fallacious law in Hong Kong that if a husband is unfaithful to his wife she is legally allowed to murder him on the condition that she uses her bare hands. These embroideries explore themes around uprising and female empowerment. Making work in mediums often considered to be ‘women's’ crafts, such as embroidery and natural dyeing processes, Callaghan carves a space for these heritage, traditionally ‘female’ techniques within contemporary activism.

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