Sheroes

Where

47/49 Tanner Street

When

8th-11th March 2018 11am - 5pm on Sunday

Category
Past Projects

A SOCIAL EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTING HIDDEN HERSTORIES

Sheroes, Lon-art’s third Social Exhibition, champions little-known women warriors, leading ladies and unsung stars. Women artists and allies have been invited to use their creative expression to give a voice to and turn our eyes towards silenced and overlooked heroines – sheroes – throughout herstory, and offer inspiring female role models for us all.
Presented by Lon-art in partnership with Ugly Duck, and supported by Outlandish and GreatArt,
Sheroes will take place from 8 – 11 March 2018, to coincide with International Women’s History
Month.
Sheroes is a collaborative project bringing together UK and international artists, feminist organisations, charities and the general public, including families. Partner organisations include: The Arab British Centre, SOAS Women’s Network, Procreate Project, East End Women’s Museum, Herstory UK, Alternative Arts, Housmans Books, LSE Women’s Library, IARS and Forward.

The exhibition will include over 20 artists, working across performance and visual arts in a range of media – among them Paola Paredes, Ishita Singh, Jemimah Patterson, Verónica Restrepo, Carmen Alemán, Sabrina Fuller, Jaqueline Taylor or Lorenzo Belenguer. Workshops, events and activities reflecting on the concept of the shero will continue throughout March to ensure ongoing wider impact.

Sheroes is guided by American activist Marian Wright Edelman’s now famous assertion that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’. Lon-art strongly believes that women’s true stories deserve to be brought to the fore and not reduced to negative stereotypes. We see this exhibition as our contribution towards improving the diversity of positive role models and provide inspiration for future Sheroes.

 

EXHIBITION WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME
Thursday 8 March
7 – 9.30pm ……………… Opening
Friday 9 March
10am – 2pm …………… Guided tours and workshops for charities working with women and schools
7 – 9.30pm …………….. The Dinner Party Workshop by Herstory UK (general public)
Saturday 10 March
12 – 3pm ………………… Family Workshop (general public)
6 – 9.30pm …………….. Sheroes Late (general public)
Sunday 11 March
12 – 3pm ………………… Family Workshop (general public)