Jan 15, 2019 | By Sarah Housley
With a New Year on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start packing your diary full. For art and fashion fans, 2018 is already promising to be a great year jam packed with more fashion shows than ever, and more exciting art exhibits. However there are three specific new female-focused exhibitions that are opening in 2018, which promise to be huge talking points.
Add these to your calendars now:
Kahlo is an art figure who has inspired pretty much everyone, from creative writers to designers and print enthusiasts. It’s hard to even pinpoint what characteristic people love the most about her: her strength, her artistic skill or her celebration of her cultural heritage. Here is a woman who really understood the power and beauty of womanhood, her creations were a gift to art world. This exhibition will display an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing, which has been locked away for 50 years after her death and never before been exhibited outside Mexico.
Opening on Saturday, 16 June 2018.
This exhibition of work by over 80 artists looks at the legacy of British modernist writer Virginia Woolf. Check out the selection of paintings, sculptures and photographs, all of which unpack her perspective. There is a focus on the contrast between public life and domesticity (interiors and home life) and how these influenced the feminism movement. The exhibition looks at the creative spaces that inspired Woolf to create and the spaces that help new artists either feel socially isolated or creatively free.
10 February – 29 April 2018
Belonging at Morley Gallery by artist Joy Labinjo
Joy Labinjo is an artist who draws on her British-Nigerian heritage to explore key themes around: race, culture and forming a personal identity. This exhibition, her first solo show, is a showcase for her paintings that are influenced by everything from family photos to images from the Internet. Joy is also inspired by the black British art scene throughout the decades, building on that rich heritage to create through her own personal lens.
Check it out- 11th Jan- 10th Feb
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