Nasty Women UK at Stour Space


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Nasty Women UK is a free art exhibition and weekend of talks, comedy, spoken word, live music and workshops. The exhibition includes 2D work, sculpture, sound installations, street art, ceramics, craft, performance, political baked goods and an immersive art installation where visitors will be able to create their own artwork in Virtual Reality. The exhibition also includes a VR experience that re-creates instances of sexism and street harassment and aims to give visitors a visceral understanding of what it's really like to be attacked in the street or on public transport just because you are a woman. All artworks will be for sale, with prices ranging from £5 to £500. All proceeds will be donated End Violence Against Women, a leading coalition of specialist women's support services, researchers, activists, survivors and NGOs working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms. Artists and creatives who have donated work or will be performing at the event include multimedia artist Stacey Guthrie, ceramicist Carrie Reichardt, and Louisa Johnson, the great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, the founder of the suffragette movement who Time magazine named one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century. The exhibition also features work from budding creatives of all ages who feel passionate about gender equality. The common and inclusive language of art unites people giving them a platform for self-expression. Nasty Women UK aims to inspire and provoke whilst providing a platform for discussion on gender equality and equity, as well as being a celebration of the diverse talents and skills of women. A wide range of creative events are happening alongside the exhibition, including panel discussions on gender representation in the arts, art as activism, comedy line-ups from some of the UK's funniest emerging comedians, rousing spoken word performances, live music and DJ sets spanning styles as varied as electro-punk, gospel and soulful jazz.

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Stour Space

Roach Road
E3 2PA
0208985 7827

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