209 Women exhibition is opening today at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. 209 portraits of female MP’s taken by 209 female photographers, including my camera obscura portrait of Rachel Reeves, MP for Leeds West. Moving from its original location at the Houses of Parliament the exhibition is really worth a visit.
Fantastic to be part of the 209 Women project, photographing Rachel Reeves, MP for Leeds West.
Marking 100 years since some women achieved the right to vote, Open Eye Gallery in collaboration with photographer Hilary Wood are replacing the entire contemporary art collection at the Palace of Westminster with new photos of every female MP, shot exclusively by female photographers, and making it free and open to the public.
On 14th December 1918 women voted for the first time, and in the same year the first female MP was elected. 100 years on, this project marks that significant moment in history, whilst also highlighting the ongoing need for gender equality across society.209 Women is a national artist-led project that aims to champion the visibility of women, particularly in male-dominated environments, and challenges issues surrounding gender inequality. The exhibition will hang in the Palace of Westminster from 14th December to February 2019.
24 November 2015 – 3 January 2016
The Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery are delighted to announce the shortlist for UK/RAINE, the first open competition worth GB£75,000 for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine as part of the Days of Ukraine in the UK festival.
The competition received over 10,000 entries by 2,100 artists and the 30 shortlisted artists chosen from each of the five categories (installation, new media, painting, sculpture and street art) will exhibit their work in a month-long exhibition over one entire floor of the Saatchi Gallery from 24th November 2015 – 3rd January 2016.
UK/RAINE Shortlisted Artists:
Installation: Rebecca Hammond, Anton Logov, Roman Mikhaylov, Rebecca Molloy, Amba Sayal-Bennett and Anna Sorokovaya.
New Media: Jonny Briggs, Emma Critchley, DIS/ORDER, Christopher Nunn, Sergiy Petlyuk and Andriy Sydorenko.
Painting: Dominic Beattie, Kyung Hwa Shon, Roman Minin, Yuriy Pikul, Sophia Starling and Artem Volokitin.
Sculpture: Masha Batsea, Olivia Bax, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Mariia Kuliikovska, Adeline de Monseignat and Finbar Ward.
Street Art: Khir Andriy, Dilk & Feros, Lynsey Jean Henderson, Sasha Kurmaz, Dima Mykytenko and Matthew Spencer.
The works of all 30 shortlisted artists can be viewed here: www.saatchigallery.com/uk/raine
Installation photos from In our blood screening at SALT: Sea & the Environment festival in Folkestone
To formally open LOOK/15:EXCHANGE, Anna Fox and friends present an audio-visual night of screened images and sound compositions from none other than Liverpool’s Yousef.
Artists include: Karen Knorr, Sarah Jones, Natasha Caruana, Melanie Friend, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Alijca Dobrucka, Joy Gregory, Sophy Rickett, Chinar Shah, Marilene Cordoba, Helen Sear, Bettina Von Zwehl, Clare Strand, Anna Fox, Neeta Madahar, Hannah Starkey, Emma Critchley & Susan Lipper
In support of the Women’s Photography Conference at TATE Modern, October 2015, in partnership with TATE