The Body Canvas Collective - Body: My Body. My Art. My Story. Women join the canvas.
We want to Understand what the tragedy, triumph, activism and regeneration that motivates women looks like when its expressed through art on our own bodies.
‘These stories are about women challenging the status quo which includes challenging economical, political, emotional, physical, social injustice”.
‘I have done something outstanding, therefore I will stand out’
Help us create a space for women to come together working with female artists to document their story.
The artists will use; Photography, Film and Oral history recording and will work with the women to present their story, of their Body and their Art.
We will create a stunning collection of images and storys to exhibit across the region. Our backers will be invited to come to invite only viewings to get up close and personal with the collection, the curators and the artists.
The Body Canvas Collective will be delivered with support from Broadacre House, where we will be facilitating our digital workshops, group discussions and exhibiting the art and photography created with the women.The project will be launched on 5th March as part of International Women's Day celebration events.On the 5th March women will be invited to come and meet the artistic team, find out about the project and sign up to take part.The project will be funded via our crowdfunder campaign, Newcastle University and sponsors.The project will run throughout spring and summer 2016.The exhibition and celebrations will continue throughout the summer/Autumn 2016 where the exhibition will go 'on tour' throughout the region.Particular stories and images generated linking to violence against women will be specifically further developed as part of a focussed piece of work to co-inside with the U.N's Elimination of Violence Against Women day on the 25th November 2016. This will be a performance based piece working with female writers and theatre practitioners from the region.