WIMMIN II Artist’s Tour invites all the artists to give a short introduction to their practice and the work they are showing in WIMMIN II. Open to all, the public can ask questions and discuss any issues raised.
An open and informal chat debating current issues around female, queer, trans & non-binary gender inequality within the art world and what can we do to improve accessibility. The group can discuss how women’s rights are currently being violently eroded in the states of Georgia and Ohio in the US and how we can support our sisters in America. Touching on how the film industry is developing their boycotts of these states as they no longer provide a safe environment within which women can work.
How artists, who are also mothers, have developed coping mechanisms to enable them to continue making work especially during the first few years of motherhood. How rebel dykes can continue to make their mark in the art world and how we are all stronger together.
WIMMIN II is the second exhibition based around feminist notions and set within touring domestic spaces – typically renowned as the domain of woman. Aside from the traditional setting of raising families, the home has been a point of departure for many forms of social, cultural and political expression throughout history. For example, The Conscious Raising groups of the late 1960s where groups of women would take turns hosting meetings in their homes and the coin was phrased – The Personal is Political.
WIMMIN is borne out of collaboration and the development of ideas between friends and the community of female identifying and non-binary artists that continues to develop through the project. The collective aims for the artists to widen their networks and share ideas on how they work best; women are less likely to talk about themselves and their artistic practices confidently and so the collective hopes to encourage this. The WIMMIN group don’t see their art world as a competitive space but more of a buddy up system where they can, and do, support each other through skill swaps and labour exchange both in the U.K and Internationally.
The current political climate of danger that women are being pushed towards is worrying and discussions on how to support each other in forcing down laws and amendments, that are currently striving to strip back women’s rights, are essential.
WIMMIN will continue with the passing on of the exhibition to another artist each year, to house within their domestic spaces all over the world.
Henrietta Armstrong, Fiona Banner, Lizz Brady, Eleanor Vonne Brown, COLLAGISM, Ana Cvorovic, Ute Essig, Alison Gill, Mars Gomes, Fiona Grady, Kirsty Harris, Hayley Harrison, Joe Hesketh, Sarah Longworth-West, Araba Ocran, Jane Oldfield, Ann-Marie Pena,Zara Ramsay, Fiona Sarison, Elly Thomas, Nadine Tropschuh
Henrietta Armstrong, Mars Gomes, Kirsty Harris
2 Tudor Grove, London E9 7QL, UK