I am a member of ArtCan, an organisation that promotes artist collaboration, and opportunities to exhibit. I love that it’s a thriving online vibrant artist community that challenges its members with different themes and ideas.

I recently had a work selected for ‘Framing Our Future’, an exhibition for International Women’s Day.

The exhibition is live now online, you can view paintings in the online gallery as well as audio clips about each piece from some of the artists (including me) alongside their work. I enjoyed talking about the rationale behind my diptych painting, Dreams.

The press release from ArtCan reads:

“ArtCan will be hosting a virtual exhibition for International Women’s Day 2022. Building on ArtCan’s international membership and founding principle of fair pay for artists, the exhibition will focus on the incredible art our women members are producing.

Framing our future will showcase artists Siusan Patterson (recipient of the Royal Scottish Academy’s 2021 SABA Award), Emma Copely (Shortlisted for The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize), Catalina Chirstensen (co-founder of The Wilderness Art Collective), Laura Parker (shortlisted for the 2022 New Emergence Art Prize) and Heloise O’Keeffe (2022 British Contemporary Art Award finalist). With works spanning sculpture, photography, watercolour, textiles and print, this exhibition is an opportunity to view the work of emerging front runners in the contemporary art scene.

Curated by Yeside Linney and Wilma Woolf, this exhibition is a presentation of what women artists have been inspired to create and compelled to respond to in a time of unprecedented global change. We witness responses to international events impacting women’s rights across the globe; psychological impacts of curtailed lives due to pandemic lockdown; navigations of identity; bodily autonomy and a righteous claiming of space. The selected works reflect the confidence and assurance of the artists. Together these works create both an exhibition of depth and importance and a platform for women’s lived experiences through the art they create.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to view the works of women artists making it in 2022.”

The Private View takes place on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8th March at 6pm and you can come along, just register for free at Eventbrite .

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