This exhibition is not simply for women.
Kingston Art Group are celebrating some of the city’s wonderful female artists – and we need your help to do that. Hull’s women form a strong part of the city’s lifeblood, and its artists are no exception.
We live in challenging times, where women still face huge adversity, and the gallery is no exception to this. The average representation of female artists at galleries in Europe is a feeble 22%, and KAG want Hull to let the world know that its girls and women can be ambitious and achieve their goals.
Throughout March 2017 KAG are holding, not just an exhibition, but a series of free events as part of Hull 2017 and WOW Festival which everyone is invited to. So grab your partner, your mate, your wife, your son or your gran and come to see some art. We won’t bite. Promise.
Friday 3 March
Kingston Art Group Gallery, 6.30pm – 10pm
Raise a glass, see new and familiar faces and take a first look at the month-long show celebrating the city’s fantastic female artists.
Friday 10 March
Kingston Art Group Gallery, 7pm – 8.15pm
London street artist Shuby is in conversation with Hull-based artist Chloë Roach about her journey along the rocky road of the art world, as well as her latest body of work ‘This Is The Spot!’ and its relationship with the Soho sex industry. Inspired by movie posters, small ads and tarot cards, Shuby has created a body of large silkscreen canvases, executed in a traditional pop art style.
Saturday 11 March
Kingston Art Group Gallery, 2pm – 4pm
Audrey Dunne is a well-known, leading voice in praise of Hull and its unique culture. Her poetry revels in the region’s mystery and magic, emanating from landscapes as diverse as the Humber Estuary and the plains of Holderness, to the green uplands of the Yorkshire Wolds. Accomplished musician, Claire Holdich, adds a further dimension to the poems with the haunting sounds of the flute.
Thursday 16 March
Kingston Art Group Gallery, 2pm – 4pm
Women of Words is a monthly event for female performers of spoken word, prose, song and drama featuring open mic slots and special guests each month.
Women of Words presents an afternoon of unorthodox literary pleasure and provocation lead by Vicky Foster (Changing Tides), Cassandra Parkin (The Beach Hut, New World Fairy Tales), Lynda Harrison (The Mucking Fuddles), Julie Corbett and Michelle Dee. Women of Words invite new voices and old hands to the stage, during the open mic.
Kingston Art Group Gallery, 7pm – 8.30pm
Local author Daphne Glazer discusses and gives a reading from her World War I novel, The Hendersons. Daphne describes her stories as ‘survival songs’, with many of her characters experiencing mental or physical captivity, often set to the backdrop of Hull.
Sunday 19 March
Kingston Art Group Gallery, 11am – 4pm
KAG’s exhibiting artists and guests will be selling a selection of their works. Better still, it’s on the same day as Humber Street Market; so why not drop in, buy something unique, see some art and support your local artists?
Friday 24 March
Kingston Art Group Gallery , 7pm – 8.30pm
Hull born and bred Rebecca Robyns is both the project lead and founder of EYESeeMe: a charity helping disadvantaged children from the poorest parts of southeast Asia. Using digital cameras as a tool for social change and personal empowerment, children are taught basic photography and asked to photograph their world to create images of special meaning to them. Rebecca’s event will showcase the children’s individual stories – sharing their needs, hopes and dreams for the future – and her latest unseen work in Nepal.
The gallery will be open Thursdays & Fridays from 1pm – 6pm and Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 4pm + some additional evenings for the special events above.
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