Elspeth Mitchell was writer-in-residence at Leeds College of Art during the exhibition, Felice House: RE-WESTERN, curated by Sharon Bainbridge with Joanna Craddock and Catriona McAra (20 January — 24 March 2017). Following a revival of popular interest in Hollywood westerns, the exhibition was accompanied by a programme of film screenings including Johnny Guitar (1954) and Westworld (1973).
Mitchell’s feature essay, ‘What if John Wayne were a woman’, was developed in conversation with House and LCA curators. It was featured on the Corridor8 website and included in a printed catalogue, designed by dust and supported by Texas A&M University. Contact Lara Eggleton to request a copy, while supplies last.
Felice House is an American painter and Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Her Re/Western series offers a feminist interrogation of the western genre, featuring portraits of female cowboys.
Elspeth Mitchell is a Corridor8 writer and a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds.