'The Debutante': A Women Surrealists' Journal

by Women Surrealists in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

'The Debutante': A Women Surrealists' Journal
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On 7th November 2019 we successfully raised £825 with 31 supporters in 42 days

The Debutante is a journal-in-progress that aims to interject women surrealist's art into the contemporary everyday.

by Women Surrealists in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

An initial print run for 100 copies will cost us approximately £700, so we would love to be able to achieve this goal, with the aim of funding a second print run!

With any extra money raised, we pledge to put this towards the next issue of 'The Debutante'.  

If we do really well...we will organise a launch party for the first issue!

Interjecting women surrealist's art into the contemporary everyday.

This is a collaborative project run by two defiant young women, based in Scotland, who simultaneously fell in love with all-things-surrealist at university. Women Surrealists aims to interject women surrealist's art into the contemporary, through our blog and social media platforms.

We are incredibly excited to announce our new journal, The Debutante. Our project is currently underway, and we already have a wonderfully eclectic range of submissions including film, critical analysis, photography, poetry and sculpture for Issue 1. 

So far, this has been a non-funded project, and sadly we have been unable to offer any payment for contributors, and we cannot self-fund a large print run. We would love to offer our contributors their own copy of The Debutante, and create digital versions on ISSUU. In addition, with the money raised, we would like to create a handle of print copies, to distribute around art galleries in Edinburgh, spreading the provocative work of contemporary women surrealists, both local and international.

With the money raised we can:

  • Re-brand our Wordpress page and get a personal domain name.
  • Print and distribute The Debutante into public spaces, cafes and art galleries across Edinburgh. 
  • Print editions for our contributors, with no cost to them. 
  • Create an online ISSUU edition, which can be accessed by all.
  • Offer personalised 'Patron' copies to those who pre-order our first issue and support raising funds.

Roughly, to print 100 copies will cost us around £700, so we would love to be able to achieve this goal with any extra support!

About us:

Rachel is a Glasgow University Masters graduate in ‘Modernities – Culture, Literature, Theory’. By day, she leads Communications for a charity, and by night, is writing her first novel. 

"I am stumbling headfirst and happily through my twenties. I like chance encounters with unusual people, the EU, and those wrinkly, hairless cats."

Molly has just completed a Masters at The University of Edinburgh in ‘Film, Exhibition and Curation’ specialising in the haptic and tactile encounters of women in contemporary female surrealist films. 

"I am an avid beret enthusiast, who can often be found kneeling at the side of a road having an intellectual debate with a cat. I have recurring dreams of travelling to Paris and to Tokyo…"

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Ailsa's limited edition 'Snake Charmer' print

Scottish collage artist Ailsa Sutcliffe is the woman behind our front cover. If you pledge £30, 50% of the profits will go to Ailsa, and her print will be posted to you: https://www.ailsasutcliffe.com/shop/snakecharmer-print If you live outside the UK, please account for a £5 posting fee. Inside issue 1, Ailsa will have a full feature on collaged feminine and animal hybridity.

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Become a patron

With this pledge, you can become a Patron of The Debutante, with your name printed in our first edition!

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