I’m very proud to introduce you to the W Project, an exciting initiative I’ve started working on with the lovely Loren Platt, celebrating women working in the creative industries.
We’re launching the project on 8 March 2011, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, with a series of events centred around an exhibition of work at Dalston’s Russian Club Gallery.
The exhibition will showcase work by of some of today’s most exciting female talent including Tara Darby, Shaz Madani, Chrissie Abbott, Fred Butler, Milly Freeman, Poppy Chancellor, Jess Wilson, Nina Manandhar, Ruby Savage, Anna Garforth, Jo Glover, Suzannah Pettigrew, and Alex Cunningham to name but a few!
Those taking part have been invited to contribute something based on the statement, “A woman’s work is…” The results, we hope, will provide valuable insight into the creative female mind and perhaps even inspire others to get creative themselves!
Running alongside the show we’ve got a load of activities taking place, including; a film night by The Firm, with Q&A and screenings of Stanley Pickle and Sisters in Law; Josephine Chime’s interactive photo opportunity; a Bricolage Project Workshop; guest speakers including Caryn Franklin and Debra Borne from All Walks; and our fave designer Miss Fred Butler will be popping down with director Elisha Smith-Leverock and stylist Kim Howells, to chat about their fashion films, working processes and collaboration. And last but not least, music provided by Work It.
Our website www.thewproject.co.uk features profiles and images from all of them…well worth a gander!
We’re really looking forward to seeing and celebrating the variety of fabulous work produced, starting on a day to celebrate women around the world. We hope you’ll join us!