16 November 2017, 6.30-9pm
The Great Women Artists (@thegreatwomenartists), an Instagram-based blog celebrating female artists on a dailybasis, is delighted to be announcing its first ever exhibition at DAM.
Curated by founder Katy Hessel, the exhibition will showcase fifteen UK-based female artists who have used Instagram as a platform to forge their artistic careers. Totalling over 600,000 followers between them, the artists featured vary from fine artists to photographers, illustrators and printmakers, and address an array of themes in their work including feminism, womanhood, politics, diversity, mental health, colour and form.
Questioning why art is shared so much online when it’s original purpose is for people to physically interact with, The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram seeks to find out what happens when artwork, that is hugely popular but often only exhibited in an immaculately curated on-screen gallery, is exhibited in its original physical medium. The exhibition will give art-lovers who interact with the app, an opportunity to explore the depth and heightened meaning behind works that are usually reduced to a fleeting digital image on a smartphone screen.
Participating artists include: Alice Aedy (@aliceaedy), Venetia Berry (@venetiaberryart), Dolly Brown (@londonlivingdoll), JunoCalypso (@junocalypso), Maisie Cousins (@maisiecousins), Kate Dunn (@bellissi.mama), Charlotte Edey (@edey_), Gill Button(@buttonfruit), Fee Greening (@feegreening), Manjit Thapp (@manjitthapp), Rose Harris (@roseelectraharris), Alice Joiner(@alicejoiner), Antonia Showering (@antoniashowering), Alice Skinner (@whothafuckisalice), and Unskilled Worker(@unskilledworker).