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Gender Bias and the Art World, a panel discussion at The Hospital Club

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Gender Bias and the Art World, a panel discussion at The Hospital Club taking place on April 7th will be moderated by Susan Mumford, Founder and CEO of AWAD, The Association of Women Art Dealers, and produced by Mashonda Tifrere, founder of Art LeadHER. The panel will discuss women in art and what it means to be a working female artist in today’s art market. It will also explore enduring gender bias in the viewing of art, and what women-only and gender-conscious initiatives can do to address it head on.

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Barbara Stanley presents JB Vallely and Lorcan Vallely exhibition at City Hall in March

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Barbara Stanley Gallery presents JB Vallely and Lorcan Vallely (whose Cross Country Race oil on canvas is shown here courtesy of the artist and Barbara Stanley) exhibition at City Hall in March. This exhibition of new paintings will be presented at the City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA from 13th to 31st March and will be included as part of St. Patrick’s Day, London Festival 2017.

‘Once Upon A Tomorrow’ a solo exhibition by Steve Quinn at the Curious Duke Gallery

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Curious Duke Gallery is proud to announce the apocalyptic new exhibition of collage artist, Steven Quinn, runs until April 1st 2017. ‘Once Upon A Tomorrow’ is one of the most politically and culturally relevant exhibitions you can visit in London at the moment. Combining cut-outs from old magazines and historic imagery, Quinn creates ominous collage narratives in which the threat of nuclear destruction and intergalactic conflict loom large.

Against these expansive, portentous backdrops are juxtaposed scenes of mundane domesticity taken from vintage magazines: a figure sunbathing in front of an ominous, expanding sun; a 50’s housewife preparing dinner as a mushroom cloud blooms in the distance.

The result is a beguiling melting pot of ideas, that’s at once thought-provoking, visually arresting, and seeped in dark humour.

“Recently, immigration, Trump, and privacy have been themes which have influenced me a lot. Most of the time I buy old books and magazines, then spend time breaking and cutting them up roughly, sorting them into subject matter. For me the paper quality is better with old magazines. If you’re lucky, you can score some really old 40’s magazines that have been screen printed.”

Steve Quinn, 2017

Six AWAD Members are exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in London, Battersea, from 8 to 12 March

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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Image: Marie-Eve Proteau’s Organza Obscura (Courtesy of the Artist and Arteria)

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One of the early signs of spring arriving to London has to be the Battersea Spring Edition of the Affordable Art Fair and one more year, many AWAD Members are exhibiting. Click on the name of the galleries below for further information and for tickets to this fair that now showcases more than 100 local and international galleries.

Arteria Gallery

Caiger Contemporary Art

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery

The Linda Blackstone Gallery

One Church Street

TAG Fine Arts

 

AWAD Members visited Terrains of the Body in our first collaboration with the UK Friends of NMWA (National Museum of Women in the Arts)

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Images of the visit: All credit to Chris King www.ckpho.to

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AWAD Members visited Terrains of the Body at the Whitechapel Gallery, an exhibition drawn from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, U.S.), this collection display showcases photography and video work by seventeen contemporary artists from around the world. We were lucky to have curator Emily Butler take us through this fascinating exhibition.

Also Nan Goldin

About Terrains of the Body

Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts

18 January – 16 April 2017

Drawn from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, U.S.), this collection display showcases photography and video work by seventeen contemporary artists from around the world.

By turning their camera to women, including themselves, these artists embrace the female body as a vital medium for storytelling, expressing identity and reflecting individual and collective experience.

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