Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Wordy Women

On Monday I will be taking part in a panel discussion as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival full info below

Wordy Women: A discussion about Women, Art and Text

Monday 23rd May
7.30pm at Chorlton Library

Come along to this presentation and open discussion which I will be hosting with Artist Jackie Wylie and Illustrator Caroline Coates. This will be followed by a drink in the local bar The Nip and Tipple on Upper Chorlton Rd. The event is free and is part of the Chorlton Arts Festival.

Emily Pitts, Manchester Artist, will host a presentation, outlining a brief history of the use of text in art, with particular reference to women and text, followed by an open discussion with the audience. Emily will be joined by a panel of artists to explore both current and historical practice and the way in which women have taken up the mantel of renowned conceptual artists to develop this medium as a platform for social and political comment. They will present and make reference to their own works and those of artists past and present, including Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Lawrence Weiner. The presentation and talk will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a gathering at local bar The Nip and Tipple.”