INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Celebrate with women’s art

womens-100MONDAY 8 March 2010 mainly at The Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery is celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March with a day of FREE activities and events linked to The Rise of Women Artists. Also an event takes place at World Museum Liverpool on Sunday 7 March.

The inspiring exhibition, which has been extended to 1 August 2010 is drawn from the gallery’s own holdings and showcases some of history’s most celebrated female artists.

One American visitor said : “Thank you for arranging an exhibition of women artists. Empowerment for the 21st century!”

International Women’s Day events:

Women Artists: Decorative Art and Prejudice
2- 2.30pm

Take a look at decorative arts in the exhibition and find out why some artists have been more successful in breaking through gender barriers.

Under the Spotlight
1.30- 4pm

Browse objects and curatorial documents linked to The Rise of Women Artists. Walker Art Gallery’s learning officer Nicky Fawcett uses press cuttings, journals and the original frame of Sarah Biffen’s Portrait of an elderly lady to explore the lives and work of these artists.

A Poets View
10- 1pm

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned poet, join us for a practical session exploring The Rise of Women Artists through poetry. Delivered in partnership with University of Liverpool, professional poet Gladys Mary Cole will inspire and guide participants with their poems.

Women Artists: Paintings, Prints and Drawings

Curator Laura MacCulloch explores the paintings, prints and drawings of the exhibition.

Walker Art Gallery Venue details

The World Museum is also celebrating this special day with an event which focuses on powerful women of the past:

The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful?

Sunday 7 March 2010
3- 3.40pm
How well do we know female characters in history such as Cleopatra and the enigmatic Kingston ‘Princess’? Discover what we can interpret about them from the clues they left behind.

World Museum Liverpool Venue details