Last week we published the blogs of four great women artists who we had the good fortune of being able to host here at Hawkwood. Our aim was to celebrate the diversity, individuality and talent of women in art across the world for women’s history month. Continuing that theme we have four new artists to share.
The importance of challenging and breaking biases is as vital now as it ever has been. Through challenging biases we can promote equality and pave a way for a more equal future. The best way to do this is through raising awareness about the achievements of diverse, creative talent.
According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 51 percent of visual artists today are women, however this number is not represented in museums, exhibitions and galleries. While some changes are happening we have the opportunity now to spread the word, whether about women in the present or the past, and make the change we want to see.
Only this way will we be able to provide the opportunities to those who deserve them, regardless of their background, ethnicity or gender. For more information about International Women’s Day and why it’s still important, click here or here.
Storyteller & illustrator, sustainable food systems and soil researcher, Jasmine Black, used her residency to explore and expand her creative practice. Her work involves researching soil, trees and sustainable food, such as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and organic farming.