Sheroes, Lon-art’s third Social Exhibition, champions little-known women warriors and unsung stars. We have invited women artists and allies to use their creative expression to give a voice to and turn our eyes towards silenced and overlooked heroines – sheroes – throughout herstory, and offer inspiring female role models for us all.
Sheroes is a collaborative project bringing together UK and international artists, feminist organisations, charities and the general public, including families. Through Sheroes, Lon-art aims to open a dialogue between art and the public, encouraging attendees to reflect upon the lack of female role models in society and make creative learning accessible for all.
The exhibition will include over 20 artists, working across performance and visual arts in a range of media - among them Paola Paredes, Ishita Singh, Jemimah Patterson, Verónica Restrepo, Carmen Alemán, Sabrina Fuller, Jaqueline Taylor or Lorenzo Belenguer. Workshops, events and activities reflecting on the concept of the shero will continue throughout March to ensure ongoing wider impact.
Sheroes is guided by American activist Marian Wright Edelman’s now famous assertion that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’. Lon-art strongly believes that women’s true stories deserve to be brought to the fore and not reduced to negative stereotypes. We see this exhibition as our contribution towards improving the diversity of positive role models and provide inspiration for future Sheroes.