Friday night saw the opening of the Nasty Women exhibition at Stour Space in Hackney Wick, East London. The atmosphere was buzzing with a great turn out of mainly women, no surprise given the event being led by the feminist movement.
There was a range of work varying in size and price. What was interesting was the differences in content. Some works were in direct response to the group, Nasty Women political agenda and the reason they formed - due to Trumps continuous misogynistic viewpoints and commentary. Others were not including mine. Although my work, like my clothing brand, focuses on the lack of women of colour in the fashion world but in this case, the arts so it still felt rather fitting.
Here are a few of my favourite pieces:
It made me reflect and consider if I would have changed my submission. I think I may have incorporated some text to emphasis the concept behind my work so there is a contrast visually and aesthetically. I quite like the idea of fusing something beautiful with something harsh. Another idea for a painting perhaps?
Today is the final day with more events as detailed above. There is no red sticker against my work at the moment but hopefully for the charity, End Violence Against Women, it will sold by the end of the day. Either way, it has been great to be part of a female collective movement. And has got me thinking about what next? Very inspiring times at the moment.