INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
WOMEN CREATIVES | ART CLASS | EXHIBITION
This year’s IWD theme is Embracing Equity, and we aim to highlight women’s voices in the best way we know how – elevating visibility of local creatives. We’ve teamed up with grassroots art collective ‘Art For Our Sakes’ for a week long exhibit of women artists, including an Art Class in the EXHBTN Bar on 8th March.
THE ART CLASS.
Join Art for Our Sakes on Wednesday 8th March from 7pm for an IWD abstract florals art class, led by Natasha Lynch. Just £20pp – get cosy in the bar and get creative. All genders welcome. Tickets available here.
Curated with the help of our very own Maddie Dutton, our IWD exhibit includes a selection of our favourite women artists. See their work displayed throughout the venue from Weds 8th-Sun 12th March next week.
NATASHA EMILY LYNCH
Natasha is an artist who lets thought dictate material meanderings. Playing with magic realism, she aims to capture the chaos and harmony that the act of living encapsulates. Testing new environments or states allows her to strip back the mind to starkness, then fill it again with movement, colour and new realities. Transmittance of mental states and feelings of joy are clear in her work.
Based in MCR, Jasmine’s work primarily focuses on her experience of being born in Suzhou, China and adopted into a white family in Essex – her unique perspective aims to bring traditional Chinese objects, craft and aesthetics into a contemporary context. Her IWD piece, titled “Woyou: Wandering Whilst Lying Down”, acts as a testimony of the embedded injustices which lie within gender binaries, affecting many East Asian/South-East Asian women.
Olivia Abbott is a self-taught artist originally from Cambridge, interested in documenting the relationships between people in shared spaces. Working from personal photographs, she uses oil pastels to reimagine cherished moments. The juxtaposition of everyday settings with striking colours is an attempt to leave the viewer with a renewed sense of appreciation for the people in our lives.
Rhianwen is a Welsh artist based in Manchester, whose practice primarily revolves around themes of grief and memory told through a lens of abstract painting and automatic writing. Her practice has become a cathartic tool to turn difficult experiences into something bright and hopeful, translated onto canvas in watercolour, spray paint and text.