Anise Gallery invites you to celebrate female artists and architects in the name of a truly important women’s charity this October for ‘Nasty Women: Architecture’. For a special exhibition and events programme co-curated by Rachel Ara and Issey Scott, we will be joining the global Nasty Women art movement for a charity fundraiser in aid of Rape Crisis South London.
Set up by female artists in New York last year, the name was derived from a comment Donald Trump made to Hilary Clinton during campaigning. The movement has since organised a number of exhibitions and events with the aim of raising awareness of women’s rights and raising funds for women’s charities around the world.
How women interact with architectural and abstract spaces around us and the means in which they are constructed will be central to the curation of the exhibition. A separate section of the gallery will take on a domestic setting; surrounded by the augmented reality wallpaper of New York-based digital artist Carla Gannis the space will literally come alive. Using Blipr technology to experience the full effect of the AR wallpaper the environment and space will transform the viewer’s perception. Sculptural works by Hannah Honeywill and Sophie Neville’s feminist embroidery will complete the scene. These pieces will be accompanied by works from selected notable female artists such as SOLO Award 2017 winner Frances Richardson alongside works from an open call.
As ideas and notions around the space we inhabit become integral to the exhibition, we will extend the exhibition outside the walls of the gallery using architectural interventions and a supporting events programme. Projection mapping in the nearby area will spread the word of Nasty Women far and wide, incorporating architecture fully into the programme.
An artist talk, participatory workshop and live art event will also help raise funds for the crucial work of Rape Crisis South London, while celebrating women in art and architecture. #thefutureisfemale