Sheroes, Lon-art’s third Social Exhibition, champions little-known women warriors, leading ladies and unsung stars. Sheroes has invited women artists and allies to use their creative expression to give a voice to and turn our eyes towards silenced and overlooked heroines – sheroes – throughout herstory, and offer inspiring female role models for us all.
Sheroes is a collaborative project bringing together UK and international artists, feminist organisations, charities and the general public, including families. Through Sheroes, Lon-art aims to open a dialogue between art and the public, encouraging attendees to reflect upon the lack of female role models in society and make creative learning accessible for all.
Join the opening night on Thursday March 8th at 7pm, or for any of the activities and workshops you can find below:
The Dinner Party, 9 March 2018 19:00 – 21:30, @Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner Street London SE1 3P
You are invited to take your seat at Herstory’s recreation of Judy Chicago’s canonical feminist artwork ‘The Dinner Party’. For “The Dinner Party” you will be given all you need to introduce yourself to the rest of the table as one of the Herstory Sheroes. Whether you are Junko Tabei, The Sari Squad or Muriel Matters you will be in good company, as we spend the session journeying through herstory, celebrating people and achievements that for so long has gone unrecognised. All genders welcome. You can find more information and get your tickets here
Sheroes in the History of Art, 10 March, 12 pm – 3pm @Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner Street London SE1 3P
A workshop for the entire family to embark on a journey to discover and get inspired by four women artists from different times, backgrounds and artistic disciplines. Are you ready for some time-travelling? A fun ‘journey’ during which parents and children will discover four women artists from different times, backgrounds and artistic disciplines. Children will be able to empathise with disability (Frida Kahlo), racial issues (Ellen Gallagher), mental health (Yayoi Kusama) or gender and beauty standards (Hannah Hoch). And by actively getting on someone else’s shoes, they will learn to be more aware of certain social injustices. This workshop has been designed by Paula Criado, founder of Passaport d’art – an iniciative that aims to make Art History more enjoyable and therefore appealing for secondary schools students. You can find more information and book online here
Black Sheroes in Clay, 11 March, 12 pm -3 pm @Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner Street London SE1 3P
A family workshop where children and parents will be able to reflect upon memorabilia and the lack of female representation in public places through Mary Seacole’s life story, while making some amazing clay sculptures! You can find more information and book online here