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Strong and Stable
Celebrating ten years of South London Women Artists. The theme of the show references a recent article in The Independent referring to those now notorious words… ‘strong & stable’.
Three Billboards Inside Portico
MICHAEL HOLLAND 31stMAY 2018 As the campaign to out predators and abusers marches on, over 20 female artists from the South London Women Artists’ group use blank canvases assembled as billboards to have their say on coercive control and sexual abuse, to create a wall of unity.  Traditionally used for advertising, often objectifying woman, the billboards serve as a reclaimed space...
Silence is Over at Portico Gallery
Over 20 female artists have their say on a blank canvas on the subject of coercive control and sexual abuse. The canvases will then be assembled into billboards, which serve as a reclaimed space, where the female voice can be heard.
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People interacting with SLWA’s Pillow Talk project
It was a busy evening for the South London Women Artists’ project Pillow Talk. It was being exhibited as part of the Uniqlo Tate Lates in February 2018.
Matze and Citroen at Museum de Fundatie
SLWA artist and photographer YOKE MATZE is in an exhibition at the Museum de Fundatie/Kasteel het Nijenhuis in the Netherlands.
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Frieze ‘Alt Feminisms’ Panel Discussion & Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics
by Melissa Budasz for ArtVerve, at Frieze London 2017 What a way to kick start Frieze London – an hour and half from opening, Alison Gingeras chairs a panel of feminist practitioners whose careers have spanned over 40 years – Renate Bertlmann, Penny Slinger, Marilyn Minter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Their art initially had censorship restrictions, cut-off from mainstream feminism...
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Orovida Camille Pissarro: Forging Imaginative Territories
By Florence Woodfield Morais for ArtVerve, September 2017   Orovida Pissarrro, Big Leaves, Egg tempera on silk, 56 x 65.5 cm (22 x 25¾ inches), 1932   Orovida Camille Pissarro, born in Epping in 1893, came into the world with a name already endowed with considerable art-historical weight. The only daughter to Lucien Pissarro (the eldest of Camille Pissarro’s seven children) and...
Annie-kevans
In conversation with Annie Kevans
By Rosie Campbell for ArtVerve, August 2017 A painted portrait has always had the power to grab my attention – and often to hold me by the lapels till I’ve addressed, quizzed, interrogated, decoded…even then, I’ve often been left confused, full of questions. It almost doesn’t matter the painting age, style, medium, subject, or even artist – there is just...
LEONOR FINI: Artist, Libertine, Provocateur
Unconventional, free-thinking and experimental, Leonor Fini was once the ‘it-girl’ of Paris and was one of the most photographed women in the art world.
isle of wight
From One Tip of a Diamond to Another
Caroline Underwood, Jackie Brown and Moira Jarvis share a strong desire to connect with the natural world and recently met up in the Isle of Wight to walk from the most easterly point of the island to the most westerly point across the chalk ridge.
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Paintings by Vanessa Bell (1870-1961) and Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith
By Pia Goddard or ArtVerve, April 2017 Patti Smith describes her photos as ‘souvenirs of a joyful solitude’. Her response to Bell’s personal albums is a series of contemplative black and white images of Charleston, now empty, once Bell’s vibrant home, a house filled with an extended family of friends, lovers, creatives and radical thinkers. Images of a now quiet...
Gilliam ayres
‘With Space In Mind’
At the beautiful Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens near Penzance there is an exhibition of vibrant, energetic prints by Gillian Ayres upstairs in the gardens’ gallery.