W.M.D. – WOMEN OF MANY DIMENSIONS – Exhibition / Popup Kitchen / Music / Poetry to celebrate International Women’s Day.
I’ve been working with local artists Sylvie Evans and Patricia McKenna-Jones and also Anna Redfern, the owner of the innovative Cinema & Co in Swansea, to curate an exhibition marking International Women’s Day featuring around 20 professional female artists presenting a feast of both figurative and non-figurative work in a variety of media.
The opening of the exhibition will be on International Women’s Day itself – Weds 8th March from 5.00 to 7.00pm; this will include music, poetry, ‘live’ painting and a popup kitchen serving Argentinian food. Afterwards there is a showing of ‘Frida’, the visceral biopic about Frida Khalo from 20.00.
We’re linking this Swansea art show, through the Welsh Women’s Arts Association, with a whole network of art and cultural events across Wales. Alongside the exhibition, visitors will be treated to a season of films with the accent on great women through time, as well as talks, music, literature, food, women’s enterprise and comedy.
The celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) has been around for over a hundred years. Its roots were in the campaign to win votes for women and it was ratified by the United Nations in 1977 as a day for women’s equality and world peace.