Laura Barnett’s article on female sculptors in yesterday’s G2 questioned why women are still so under-represented in the art world but – more specifically – in the sculpture world (read the article here).
With the current ‘Women Make Sculpture’ exhibiton taking place at the Pangolin London sculpture gallery, Barnett was concerned with the notion that fair representation for women will only exist in gender specific exhibitions.
As with all feminist achievements – sometimes the ladies have to team up, step forward and – with unity and strength in numbers – prove their worth to the public before they will recieve recognition. A feat men rarely need concern themselves with. When The Suffragettes grouped in the late 1800s and fought tirelessly in the face of misogyny – women won the vote.
Now it might be necessary for female artists to group together and exhibit their varied talents and wild imaginations. If women have a platform – they will use it with gusto. And it is on that note that I will return to the chapel to watch, with delight, as nine female students from Wiltshire College hang their urban-themed final-year exhibition.
The private view is tomorrow (Wednesady 25 June) evening between 6 and 9 at Rook Lane Chapel. The exhibition will then be open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm until Wednesday 1 June.