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HIDDEN NARRATIVES DANGEROUS ERASIONS
by theWHYfront

Part of Deptford X London's Contemporary Art Festival

devised by Melissa Budasz & Laura Moreton-Griffiths
The Albany Friday 26 Sept to Sunday 5 Oct 2014

 

theWHYfront (aka SLWA artists) return to Deptford one year on from the launch of A Public Airing project, with an ambitious live collaborative drawing with the aim of promoting a better understanding of the role of women artists historically and in a current context. A visual story-board of 18 frames looks back through time and history at female art from cave painting, medieval tapestry and participation in the guilds, renaissance painting and sculpture through to Victorian portraiture and still life, early photography, surrealism, abstract expressionism, performance art and art to date. We are keen to identify the impact and relevance of the hidden narratives in contemporary culture, related specifically to key interests and concerns addressed by female artists today.

HIDDEN NARRATIVES 
DANGEROUS ERASIONS visually presents a story of female artists, well-known and not so well-known, connected to and operating at times of influence. Part of The Big Draw (the world's biggest drawing festival), this live drawing event will take place in the Foyer of London's leading word, music, theatre venue The Albany during the Deptford X Festival 2014. theWHYfront will collaboratively draw the 5.1m story-board in front of a watching public 26-27 September and 29 September-5 October 2014, 12-6pm daily.

Collaborative artists
Julie Bennett, Jackie Brown, Melissa Budasz, Robina Doxi, Chantal Gillingham, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Margaret Higginson, Paula Stevens-Hoare, Moira Jarvis, Liz Charsley-Jory, Beata Kozlowska, Jennie Merrell, Lesley O'Mara, Marnie Pitts, Gillian Best-Powell, Mary Thomas Rodriguez, Selena Steele, Chrissy Thirlaway, Eithne Twomey

PRIVATE VIEW 3-5pm, SUNDAY 5 OCTOBER 2014. ALL WELCOME.

 

 

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DEPTFORD X

LONDON'S CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL

 

 


 

CALL FOR ENTRIES TO ALL SLWA ARTISTS 

 

THE WHY FRONT

SOUTH LONDON WOMEN ARTISTS COLLABORATIVE

at THE ALBANY

DOUGLAS WAY

DEPTFORD SE8


26 Sep to 5 Oct 2014

PV Sun 5 Oct 3-6 pm

devised by Melissa Budasz and Laura Moreton-Griffiths

We need your help to make this collaborative drawing come alive. THE WHY FRONT (aka SLWA) have been selected by Deptford X, London's Contemporary Arts Festival 2014 for this very ambitious drawing project.

With the aim of promoting a better understanding of the role of women artists historically and in a current context we explore the mis-representation of how women's art practice has been presented and the tendency to impose rigid and anti-historical categorization on women's art. Researching the history of female art from cave painting, medieval tapestry and manuscripts, participation in the guilds, renaissance painting and sculpture through to Victorian portraiture and still life, early photography, surrealism, abstract expressionism in the 20th Century, performative art and art to date; we are keen to identify the impact and relevance of the hidden narratives in contemporary culture, related specifically to key interests and concerns being addressed by female artists today.

HIDDEN NARRATIVES DANGEROUS ERASIONS visually presents a story presenting female artists connected to and operating at times of influence. The drawing will be drawn up to a large format on to a primed canvas roll 180 cm height and 510 cm length which will cover the Foyer wall of London's leading  word, music, theatre  venue The Albany. SLWA artists will collaboratively draw each day a story-board of differing images in front of a viewing public, bringing to the work your own individual characteristics of personality and drawing style combined with the qualities of the materials. This will largely be sharpies and other types of felt tip pens.

 

If you are interested in taking part, please state which days you can participate and express your interest by Friday 5 September to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will devise a timetable and schedule of collaborative artists during the Deptford X Festival period of Friday 26 September to Sunday 5 October 2014.