Friday, 7 March 2014

DATHLU! Women Artists of Gwent, Open Art Exhibition in Celebration of International Women's Day

The opening event is on Saturday March 8th (IWD) between 2-5pm in the UPMARKET Galleries-

Newport Provisions Market
Upper Dock Street
NP20 1DD

Three artists have kindly agreed to make a special contribution, making it a real occasion:

• Local Author and Writing Tutor Meg Kingston will read from her Steampunk novel Chrystal Heart and talk about her latest book, a pocket guide for aspiring writers called Just Add Writing. (Steampunk is a kind of sci-fi that has a Victorian twist to it - combining a past that never was with technology that ought to be. Come along and listen to find out more.)

• Artist Victoria J E Jones will present her project 'Celestial Cluster 01: Wednesday Ladies, Newport' which she created as part of her residency with Milkfloat Projects.

• The multi-talented artist and trained dancer Marega Palser will make a unique and absorbing contribution through her live drawing performance in the style of 'Sometimes We Look'. This exploration of mark-making and movement previously toured Wales and was performed at the International Dance Festival in Morocco last year to critical acclaim.
Shiatsu neck and shoulder massage will be on offer by Carmela Gianfagna.
Screenings of ‘the bosses are just like him’, a thought provoking film exploring sexual politics by Jorden Williams will be shown in the cellar.

For women everywhere, at home and abroad, a dance /protest has been suggested as a gesture of support. Find yourself some balaclava headgear and we will peacefully rock!
The show will feature a wide range of art, paintings, photography, mixed media and craft. It will run until 22nd March.

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