Super Yonic will take over the space, hosting over 20 multidisciplinary artists for a weekend of visual art, films, live performance and artist-led workshops. The festival celebrates feminism and reinforces the importance of representing more women in the arts.
The word ‘phallic’ is in common usage in the English language, yet how many people know the opposite term? ‘Yonic’ is a word that comes from sanskrit and describes something that looks like a vulva or vagina. It represents female energy and spirit.
Super Yonic is a not-for-profit festival, mostly supported by crowdfunding on Generosity.com. A percentage of any proceeds will go to Bloody Good Period; a charity that provides female sanitary products for asylum seekers, refugees, food banks and centres around the UK for those who can't afford them.
Thursday 3rd August
Super Yonic opens to the public at 7pm with an evening of live music and visual art.
The evening will also feature COMPILER (http://compiler.zone/), a newly established digital art platform/gallery created earlier this year by Goldsmiths MA Digital Culture graduates. It will also feature a performance by Eleanor Chownsmith.
Friday 4th August
12-6 PM – Exhibition open
7-10 PM – Spoken word and films: An Ode To Bechdel
The film and spoken word night evening will be headlined by FREE SAFE LEGAL (https://www.freesafelegal.com/), a documentary currently being produced by Hattie Ladd on the subject of abortion rights in Northern Ireland. This will be an early film preview with a Q&A session with the filmmaker and activists of the cause well before its official release date.
Saturday 5th August
12-6 PM – Exhibition open and artist-led workshops aimed at women of all ages and backgrounds.
12 PM GEORGIE MCAUSLAND & HANNAH REDPATH (SESAME DRAWING CLUB): What I Want To Be When I Grow Up Collage & Zine Workshop
12.30 PM LISA STRAUTMANN: Warrior Women - a Confidence Workshop
2 PM - LIV WYNTER: MANIFESTO: Radical Art in Practice
3 PM - JO HAUGE: To Dare! A Performance Persona Workshop
For more updates and information about special events and workshops check the website: www.superyonic.com