‘Women Behind Art’ Panel Discussion at Housman’s Bookshop

ArtsFems are hosting a FREE panel discussion titled Women Behind Art at Housman’s bookshop

Housman’s, Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, N1 9DX

Wednesday 19th March, 7pm.

Open to all.

Press Release:

‘Women Behind Art’ is a panel discussion hosted by ArtsFems, the Feminist Society at University of the Arts London. The aim of the discussion will be to address questions of women’s representation and experiences in the art world. Four women speakers who work within the creative industries as creative project leaders, curators or journalists will discuss and compare the challenges they face, and the joys they receive from working within the art world as a woman.

ArtsFems were inspired to develop this event in response to East London Fawcett’s recent Art Audit, which brought to light the poor underrepresentation of women artists in galleries. ArtsFems wanted to look behind the art and develop a discourse about the future of women’s work in this area.

Speaking are Rachael House, co-curator and director of Space Station Sixty-Five in South London; Rosa Bennathan, co-editor of Bad Housekeeping, a feminist online magazine; Rosalind Davis, curator and co-founder of Zeitgeist Arts Projects, designed to support ambitious artists; and Carol Swords, curator at the PM Gallery and House, Ealing.

The discussion will be opened up to the floor to enable you to ask questions to the panel and voice your own opinions.

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About Rebecca Livesey-Wright

I'm currently studying at Central St Martins on BA Criticism, Communication and Curation, a course which is combines elements of art history, arts and culture journalism, cultural studies and curation practice. As part of a group university project, I recently completed an exhibition proposal for 198 Arts and Learning in Brixton, exploring the theme of the transitional period between childhood and adulthood through adolescence. I write short stories for The Flaneur and have written an article for Soapbox Press. I am also working as a writer for Officially London, a tourist website for the capital. Please don't hesitate get in touch if you're interested in collaborating on any cultural or creative projects, if you would like to commission a piece of writing or to find out more about me.

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