Spirit of Womanhood art exhibition

The Women’s Interfaith Network is celebrating its 10th anniversary and International Women’s Day with an art exhibition in the Galleries at the OXO Tower Wharf on 20- 30 March.

The artworks on display have been selected from nearly 1,500 submissions from women across the world, including Tracey Emin.  Curator Rosalind Parker (of the Meridian Institute for Culture and Dialogue & previously involved in 3FF’s Urban Dialogues exhibition) says, “This is a platform for female artists, both established and emerging, to engage in discussion of gender, faith and spirituality.”

Women from communities across London will find this an exciting event.

“My Great Great Grandfather was a slave in the Ottoman Empire.

My Father was a Turkish Cypriot. He was a Muslim who grew up in a Greek village and spoke Turkish with a Greek accent.

My Mother is British. She grew up in London’s East End. She comes from a family of long time Gypsies.

Me – I am an international artist. I exhibit all over the world.

I am very happy to take part in this Exhibition.”

Tracey Emin

winThere’s also a Voices of Womanhood Festival Day (£15 for a day ticket) with an eclectic programme of films, speakers and panels on Sunday 23rd March 11am – 9pm at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB.

Download the flyer for details and book your place by emailing Marion Waruguru at marion@wominet.org.uk.

Spirit of Womanhood

spirit of womanhood picThe Women’s Interfaith Network has put out a call for entries to their 10th anniversary art exhibition next year.  Spirit of Womanhood will be held at London’s Oxo Tower on 25 – 31 March, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2014 – dates to add to your forward planner.

Entry is open to female artists of any age, culture, belief or non-belief.  Submissions are invited via www.win-exhibition.org.uk by 30 November.  WIN says

“The exhibition will provide a unique platform for female artists from diverse backgrounds to celebrate their creativity and spiritual journeys.”

Pass the flyer on to female artists in your communities – this is bound to be a significant event within the art world and will draw visitors from across London and the UK.

For more information, contact the Curator, Rosalind Parker.

Photographers and artists: call for entries

Two opportunities for artists to submit their work on religious and intercultural themes:

2012 winner Faith Through A Lens Paul Triller Brothers in Arms

2012 Faith Through A Lens winner Paul Triller’s Brothers in Arms.

Faith Through a Lens is looking for

“the amateur photographer that best captures the essence of faith and the community.”

Suggested themes include ‘community spirit against the odds’ and ‘a community hero’.

Prizes include photographic equipment and the judges include Paresh Solanki from the Inter Faith Network and photojournalist Don McCullin (profiled this week on BBC1).  The deadline for submission is 14 October.

Call out 2013 individual artists3FF has put out a call for submissions to their annual Urban Dialogues exhibition, which this year includes some outdoor space.

“This exhibition is designed to stimulate dialogue in the contemporary arts, reflecting the cultural diversity of our society, but also exploring issues of fragmentation and dissonance.

We are looking for artists to present fresh ideas and approaches that challenge our understanding of who we are and what we believe.”

The deadline is 15 July.

Faith Through a Lens finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony in London on 20 November.  Successful Urban Dialogues submissions will be exhibited at the Red Gallery 1-13 October.

Pass the word around to amateur photographers and professional/aspiring artists.

Art from Samir Malik and much more . .

Coming soon . . Waterloo Festival 12 – 17 July.

Community fête, symposium “Is peace possible in a world of diminishing resources“, Orlando Gough’s Waterloo Canticle (poetry from Beirut alongside words from the Song of Solomon sung in Hebrew and Arabic), drop-in art workshops, Paradise Street theatre and a whole lot more.

Catch up with all the London Peace Network events this summer at www.londonpeacenetwork.wordpress.com.