Feasting on Femininity, curated by Anna Beketov and Jennifer Barcelos at Les Fetes Galantes features an eclectic range of mixed media artworks on themes of femininity and opulence.
Artists include Etienne Clement, Liz Watts, Texas and Glory, Emilia Symis, Delphine Lebourgeois, Frances Willoughby, Luisa-Maria MacCormack, Helen Ballardie and J C Cowans.
Throughout the show there is a strong sense of the feminine conveyed in a variety of different ways, from motherhood in the soft breast sculptures of Frances Willoughby, to the sensuous idealised nudes visible in Etienne Clement’s ‘tableaus’. Texas and Glory’s tongue in cheek miniature scenes celebrate female sexual liberation while Luisa Maria MacCormack’s explores stereotypes of the female body. J C Cowan’s works draw on female friendship and self love.
Other works draw on CurAte’s favoured concept of nourishment and feasting, but through a visibly feminine lens. Emilia Symis’ food paintings provide a vibrant and colourful depiction of excess and while Liz Watt’s ceramic works are ornate, feminine vessels for food.
Join us on 8th of December from 2-5pm for Feasting on Femininity’s Christmas Afternoon Tea. See the exhibition whilst listening to some fine tunes played by Bianca Watts (harpist extraordinaire) and sample some delightful Christmas food treats with many mugs of mulled wine.
It is also the perfect opportunity to browse arty and unique Christmas presents in a festive and fun environment.
Entry is free and you can just turn up between 2-5pm.