Maria Lassnig

At Tate Liverpool this late summer there was an exhibition of Maria Lassnig and her life’s work (1919-2014). Rare to find a female artist who had survived into late age and had produced art works that had early been recognised and encouraged. Frida Kahlo for example lived much of her life in the shadow of…

NMP3: Rose Queens

“If we all helped carry the weight of injustice, we could not bear it, and so we would finally stop tolerating what we’ve been content to force others to carry alone.”- Emma Sulkowicz Coming together through craftivism to discuss what we want changed with the representation of women was a really powerful experience. Putting the discussion into…

NoMorePage3Mcr: Stunner

  NoMorePage3Mcr ran the first event today, Back in Time, at Manchester Art Gallery. We looked at Joana Vasconcelos and her artworks Big Booby #2 and Bond Girl, and explored what they meant to us in the context of society’s rhetoric partly symbolised by Page 3 and its placement in a popular high profile newspaper,…

What the water gave me

Hey everyone in the world, I’ve had a few different ideas to get my head around lately so that’s been interesting seeing what will happen next. I wanted to share a short Frida Kahlo inspired poem which is somewhat experimental (for me) although I can’t show the line breaks at the minute (I’ve run out…

Artipeeps: Transformation

Hey all, You may have happened upon some of my and others Ovid response poems that are floating around the internet, they are all pulled together and inspired by Nicky Mortlock’s website Artipeeps. I’ve been really happily involved with responding to art works through Artipeeps as well as Ovid, and also took part in the Recovery…