This winter the Feminist Library presents an exhibition of artworks by feminist artist, activist and poet Astra Blaug (1927-2015). On view, and available for sale, will be a collection of hand-rendered sculptures created by Astra, as well as limited edition prints of her photography.
Astra’s photographic subjects ranged from flora and fauna to street photography, documentation of moments of feminist history such as Greenham Common Women’s Peace camp, and numerous rallies and demonstrations. The work of a true artist and activist, these form part of a legacy left by Astra in support of the Feminist Library.
Held at St. Luke’s Community Centre in East London, this exhibition exemplifies values at the heart of the Feminist Library’s work – supporting fellow community organisations, practicing intergenerational feminism, and above all celebrating the lives and creativity of women.
All are welcome to attend a Private View and Celebration dedicated to Astra on Tuesday 1st December 2015. The evening will include readings from Astra’s poetry, as well as a short talk in response to Astra's photographic works By Dr. Patrizia diBello, Lecturer in History and Theory of Photography, titled 'Fragments from a Feminist "Family Album".
Feminist Graphic Arts Event
On Saturday December 12th the Feminist Library will hold its 3rd Feminist Graphic Arts event to take place at St. Luke’s Community Centre/The Feminist Library.
This will be a celebration and sharing of work and we invite all to take part! or this event we are focusing on photographic art. We are looking for artists to give talks on their work or prepare presentations, share their favourite artists, inspirations, theories, techniques, etc. We will also be showing work and making a zine of photographic artwork responding to the statement: ‘Feminism Looks Like....’ If you would like more details/submission guidelines please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Central St café, St Luke’s Community Centre (off Old St)
90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ