Image & Artwork: Rayvenn D’Clark
Goddess Now brings together diverse art forms from eight female (or identifying as female) artists:
Imelda Almqvist, BrianDawn Chalkley, Rayvenn D’Clark, Marguerite Horner, Kate Mieczkowska, Aida Murad, Marwa Al Najjar, Dr Ahlam Al Shedoukhy
This exhibition brings together work from eight female practitioners whose creative and philanthropic work extends beyond the boundaries of culture, gender, politics and economics. These women are playing key roles in defining the new era, focussing on community, ecology and the well being of future generations in creative and inspiring ways.
-Kate Mieczkowska (Artist and Curator of Goddess Now)
The artists included in the exhibition come from different social, political and environmental backgrounds, but they all share a focus on under-represented individuals and social scenarios that create imbalance. In this context, the idea of ‘The Goddess’ (may 'she' be physical or environmental) personifies nature, creation and destruction – the creative energy that brings the work of these artists together.
The exhibition will be a unique way of offering an opportunity to develop a 'healing' and spiritual experience from a ‘female’ perspective. It offers an understanding of 'difference' and 'trauma', social or environmental, as both are linked, and attempts to turn them into empathy and respect – a contrast to the presiding divisive – and fearful – sentiment of these contemporary times.
During the show, the gallery will host workshops for both children and adults. These sessions will be exploring 'motherhood' and ‘mother nature’ through drawing and filming. Each of the works produced by the participants will be additionally exhibited – as part of the overall event.
A program featuring panel discussions and talks with keynote speakers will be announced closer to the date. Themes discussed will include community, social sciences, art academia and environmentalism which supports positive change.
All events will all be free and open to everyone.