Meet our Partners: Sheroes

Sheroes

A Social Exhibition Highlighting Hidden Herstories
8-11 March 2018 | Ugly Duck, 47/79 Tanner St, London SE1 3PL

Sheroes, Lon-art’s third Social Exhibition, champions little-known women warriors, leading ladies and unsung stars. Women artists and allies have been invited to use their creative expression to give a voice to, and turn our eyes towards, silenced and overlooked heroines – sheroes – throughout herstory, and offer inspiring female role models for us all.

This collaborative project is bringing together UK and international artists, feminist organisations, charities and the general public, including families. Partner organisations include: The Arab British Centre, SOAS Women’s Network, Procreate Project, East End Women’s Museum, Herstory UK, Alternative Arts, Housmans Books, LSE Women’s Library, IARS and Forward.

The exhibition will include over 20 artists, working across performance and visual arts in a range of media – among them Paola Paredes, Ishita Singh, Jemimah Patterson, Verónica Restrepo, Carmen Alemán, Sabrina Fuller, Jaqueline Taylor or Lorenzo Belenguer. Workshops, events and activities reflecting on the concept of the shero will continue throughout March to ensure ongoing wider impact.

Presented by Lon-art in partnership with Ugly Duck, and supported by Outlandish and GreatArt, Sheroes coincides with International Women’s History Month and is guided by American activist Marian Wright Edelman’s now famous assertion that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’. Lon-art strongly believes that women’s true stories deserve to be brought to the fore and not reduced to negative stereotypes. We see this exhibition as our contribution towards improving the diversity of positive role models and provide inspiration for future Sheroes.

‘Sheroes is about women’s achievements and their power to rewrite history and build a more equal and diverse society, where all voices are heard. It is a matter of social justice and evolution.’
María González, Lon-art Founder and Creative Director

Lon-art has also started a Sheroes global digital campaign, #whoisyourshero, encouraging people to share their sheroes and hidden herstories. The curated inspirational content includes a Sheroes Virtual Library, ‘Sheroes of the History of Art’ series and a growing Sheroes Playlist, all available on the Sheroes website.

GreatArt have always shared their passion for supporting art within local communities, celebrating its importance, and championing opportunities for all types or artist. we are very happy to be able to lend our help and show our support for the Sheroes project and their celebration of important female role models through art.

You can also help support Sheroes and Lon-art in their preparations for this exciting project by donating to their crowdfunding campaign. Please visit this page for more information.


EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES

Thursday: 7 – 9.30pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am – 9.30pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Following the opening on Thursday 8th March there will be a program of workshops and activities at the exhibition venue reflecting on the concept of the Shero. Following the exhibition and continuing throughout March there will also a workshop at the GreatArt store, Sheroes in the History of Art tours at the National Gallery and Sheroes of Literature talks at Housmans Books. For more information please visit www.whoisyourshero.com

About LON-ART:
Lon-art was first established in 2010 and has been a Community Interest Company since 2017. We open a window onto art, culture and languages through education workshops and community events.
Lon-art’s vision is to improve the accessibility of creativity, culture and learning for everybody through the arts. Their mission is to provide a platform for communities, artists and educators to collaborate, reflect and create. For more information please visit www.lon-art.org

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