News: 13 Women Exhibition Launched to coincide with International Women’s Day’

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Following the success of the ’13 Women’ exhibition staged by I Love Art UK in Brighton during 2012, this popular event is returning for spring 2013. This time, to celebrate the rise of gender equality world-wide, as well as 13 female artists, it also features 13 men. With the theme of ‘Transition’, the 2013 event will have an extended line-up encompassing international artists, as well as the 13 male participants. The show will run at Brighton Library from 1-15 March. An open evening to coincide with ‘International Woman’s Day’ will be hosted on 8 March 8.00pm- 10.30pm
A curated exhibition, ’13 Women’ attracts visual artists from diverse disciplines, who bequeath
an appropriate work to the show. The aim is to celebrate the strength of men and women
working together to achieve common goals. During the event, the 13 featured women 13 men
will exhibit their paintings, photography and digital art alongside thoughtful approaches to
artwork incorporating books, latex and fabric. Alongside the 26 new pieces, the best of ’13
Women 2012’ will be displayed in recognition of the history of the show.
Sarah Gillings, event organiser and I Love Art founder, comments: “International Woman’s Day
is a time to celebrate the numerous achievements of women throughout history. During the
last 100 years alone, women have come a long way. Although there are still countries where
women lack basic human rights, in many countries, they now enjoy freedom of speech, rights
to divorce, equal voting rights and equal rights in the workplace. Men have supported women
in their campaign and we want to salute them! Therefore, with this year’s ‘13 Women’ – which
also includes 13 men – we aim to explore the similarities between men and women, instead of
the differences! We aim to be pro-woman and not anti-man!”
She adds: “The theme of ‘Transition’ unites the artists and the development process behind the
show as we move from local to international, one gender to two, and from displaying original
artworks to centralising print-making opportunities for the featured artists. We aim to make art
accessible to everyone.”
All works presented in the 2013 ’13 Women’ show will be available for sale – either as originals
or affordable prints. With the retailing of high-quality reproductions, the artists will benefit from
long-term returns on their bequeathed artwork, after the show.
The 2012 inaugural run of ‘13 Women’ attracted more than 42,000 visitors. The 2013
event takes place from 10:00am-5:00pm on 1-15 March, 2013, at Brighton Jubilee
Library, Jubilee Square, BN1. Entry is FREE.

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