Exhibition

FiLiArt: Refuge - Art Exhibit, Symposium and Workshops

10 Dec 2016 – 16 Dec 2016

Event times

Dates: 10-16 December 2016

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri: 9am-10pm

Weekends: 10am-2pm

Cost of entry

Exhibition: free (donations are welcome)
Please, check prices of each activity individually

Oxford House

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Buses: 8, 106, 254, 309, 388, D6
  • Tube: Bethnal Green

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‘FiLiArt: Refuge’ explores the boundaries of safety and vulnerability in women’s lives, from the hopes of Syrian refugee girls, to the devastating impacts of abuse. Experience vibrant, powerful art from more than 30 women artists working in all types of media.

About

FiLiArt:Refuge is a groundbreaking show that explores the boundaries of safety and vulnerability in women’s lives, from the hopes and dreams of Syrian refugee girls, to the devastating impacts of abuse, to the transformative space of sisterhood. Experience vibrant, powerful art from more than 30 women artists working in all types of media, from sculpture and textiles to digital, film and photography. Visitors will have the opportunity to get involved in the conversation at our Symposium, where artists, activists and academics will discuss how we can support the fight for women's human rights, challenge porn culture, and overcome media stereotyping, through art. Inspiring women artists will be featured at our daily talks and lead our public workshops.

 

Workshops: 10 December, 10am-7pm

10am-2pm: Visitors are invited to leave their mark on an historic new artwork that will commemorate the establishment of FiLia: Saltdean Crafters will be creating a contemporary suffragette banner using heirloom button collections.

2-7pm: The community sewing group Significant Seams will be teaching the skills to make-your-own fabulous feminist washbag, with the option to donate the finished item. (£10)

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filiartrefuge-beginner-sewing-skills-workshops-create-art-tickets-29481347504

Symposium: 11 December, 2pm-6pm (£15/£10)

Panel A, 2-4pm: “Self/Image: Fighting mainstream media images of being a woman”

Panel B, 4-6pm: “Art as activism: Using art to promote women’s human rights”

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filiartrefuge-symposium-and-art-exhibit-tickets-29358091843

Artist talks: 12 and 14 December, 7pm

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filiartrefuge-artist-talks-tickets-29466353657

About FiLia: We are the charity that runs the annual Feminism in London conferences. We believe that the arts have a unique ability to communicate the diversity of women’s experiences, and to engage the public with feminism in a fresh and accessible way. We believe that art can be a force for change, and support artists and collectives that draw attention to issues affecting women worldwide. We believe in supporting the artistic self-expression of disadvantaged and at-risk women and girls, as well as the organisations using art to help them. We have curated three art exhibitions that have been featured at London galleries and the Feminism in London conference since 2013, building a network of more than 100 female artists and collectives who bring a feminist sensibility to their art. 

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Exhibiting artists

Leah Thorn

Sarvenaz Keihani

Hannah Hurst

Diane Goldie

Mandy Webb

Sarbjit Johal

Mary Thompson

Natasha Redina

Rowan Dykewood

Lisa Maguire

Susan Merrick

Amy Dignam

Yodet Gherez

Irtifa Ali

Alex Florschutz

Erica Bohr

Charlotte Barnes

Bern O'Donoghue

Vicky Hodgson

Rose Davies

Hong Dam

Ludmila Christeseva

Elizabeth Gordon

Sheree Naqvi

Seana Wilson

Judith Rifeser

Kate Aries

Monika K. Adler

Monika K. Adler

Caroline Halliday

Amani Al Thuwaini

Gemma Nelson

Saltdean Crafters

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