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womanslaughter - exhibition by artist dinahvagina @Art Central Gallery - Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW (via library) Saturday 2nd July to Saturday 13th August
Womanslaughter,is an exhibition by artist dinahvagina, who lives and works in Wales. The exhibition addresses and explores the many issues and prejudices experienced by women of all ages, everywhere. Novelist, Margaret Atwood tells us that what men fear most from women is that “They will laugh at them” and what women fear most from men, is “They will kill them”. Through art and in life, this exhibition looks at where this idea leaves women.
For over a decade dinahvagina’s artwork has focussed on how women are treated, her work has taken her along many routes exploring data, researching articles and other resources aiming to highlight domestic and other relationship issues facing women. Known for her uneasy & controversial subject matter, dinah does not shy away from ethical and moral issues. Having spent a decade documenting the toll male violence takes from women, dinah faces the violent climate that women live in and braces herself against it with her outspoken activism, awareness raising and her challenging of norms. The outcome of her findings is expressed through tactile and interactive artworks, where a subtle sense of humour combines with a stark reality, offering unpredictable and mixed responses from the viewer.
Women carry many burdens, the artist explores the way women are perceived and importantly, how women see themselves, aiming to change the way women have historically and continue to be viewed and treated. Reflecting on individual cases and stories, the work interprets many issues including domestic violence, prejudice, contempt, and ultimately lives lost.
Through interpreting women’s lives, the artist realises and says, “I am a reporter of ‘what has been’ raising awareness of situations and circumstances in which women find themselves rather than visualising how it could be…. I hope, through my work, by highlighting what has happened to women and girls of all ages, will help create change for the female sex in future,”.
Art Central is proud to unveil a comprehensive selection of work including a large body of new pieces that add to dinah’s vital collection, work that demands and deserves your attention.
WAW at the UN On women's increasing empowerment and influence in a post(ish) Covid world
Dr Jane Salisbury (WAW Awards Secretary) has a chapter in a volume of women's writing about 1970s. It is published by HONNO Women's Press and is called PAINTING THE BEAUTY QUEENS ORANGE Jane's chapter recounting the informal learning as a 15 year old Saturday girl in Barry Woolworths gets a special mention in Buzz magazine's review of the book: https://www.buzzmag.co.uk/painting-the-beauty-queens-orange-honno-book-review/
Wales Assembly of Women is an independent campaigning NGO accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Its representatives have attended every major United Nations world conference for women since 1985. It campaigns for women's rights in Wales and the World. Membership is open to all women in Wales and to women with connections to Wales. It is funded by the membership and charity grants and receives no public money.
Mission Statement: WALES ASSEMBLY OF WOMEN
campaigns for the advancement of equality and human rights for the women of Wales by raising awareness, stimulating discussion, advocating action
scrutinises and responds to equality legislation at the United Nations, UK and Welsh levels of government
provides a bridge between policy and research in Wales through the Audrey Jones Awards for Research by Women