I am one of the artists lucky enough to be working with Susan on her Statements in Semaphore project. I am a spoken word poet and a long-time women's liberation activist. I've been committed to working with women in prison for the past eight years and although I always work with a feminist consciousness, I … Continue reading An Artist’s Experience – Leah Thorn
I first came across Susan Merrick’s work when my daughter suggested I applied for the open call as part of the artist’s latest Art Council supported project ‘Statements in Semaphore’. Susan is artist in residence for FiLiA 2017 and is working on delivering, as well as myself and other artists, workshops to women in various settings including … Continue reading An Artist’s Experience – Rebecca Harris
I've been considering how I feel about the word, idea and undeniable reality of Patriarchy for a while now, and I sway within mixed feelings. When studying Sociology the word was a useful tool to describe the societal structure that we live within. But on a personal level I have on occasion found that it … Continue reading My mixed feelings of the term Patriarchy.
May has seen the first series of workshops get started and also the second and third series booked! We will be running 6 evening workshops with the You Trust across May, June and July. These will be led by Cate Field and Amy Dignam. Through June Rebecca Harris will be leading three days of workshops … Continue reading May Update
Creativity, Fear and Humiliation Brené Brown once asked Kevin Surace, the then CEO of Serious Materials, and Inc. magazine’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year, this question: What’s the most significant barrier to creativity and innovation? Kevin thought about it for a minute and said, “I don’t know if it has a name, but honestly, it’s the fear … Continue reading Guest Post: Cate Field
In April Janet Pavone unfortunately had to pull out of working with the project, so I decided to turn this into an opportunity! I created a call out for the project to recruit an artist to run 3 of the workshop day with the group Women In Prison. This was a great thing to do, not … Continue reading Artist Call Out and Recruitment!
Over the past few months I have been working on the organisational side of the project and this month we finally started the first series of workshops with a group of Women from You trust in Hampshire. I have several personal aims for this project. I want to bring female artists and women who do … Continue reading WORKSHOPS!!
Spoken and BSL versions of the Call Out are available on request or via the linked FB post here.
SAVE THE DATE! SAT 14th and SUN 15th October! I am very excited to announce that FiLiA now have a confirmed venue and dates for this years conference. Art will as usual play a large part in the conference with each room hosting a curated show or shows relating to specific themes and projects. The … Continue reading FiLiArt 2017 Save The Date!
The project has had another busy month with the project preparing work for two more exhibitions during April and also getting the first series of workshops booked to start in May. It has also been the Easter school holidays so work and play has had to combine at times - including a great trip to … Continue reading April update!