on my radar…title borrowed from The Guardian
artists who are/happen to be female
able to name lots of artists, it has concerned me that the names that trip
off the tongue are rarely those of women: we have been educated in this –
time again to step outside unthinking acceptance handed on from the patriarchy;
here is a random selection from the many artists I admire
Hannah Höch German 1889-1978 the feminist pioneer of photomontage,
only woman member of Berlin Dada group
Dada and Danach (After Dada) 1925
Eileen Agar British 1899-1991 painter / photographer / collagist,
associated with Surrealism collected and connected objects. . .
Faith Ringgold born 1930 African American collagist / narrative quilter
Quilting As An Art Form (5mn video)
Alina Szapocznikow Polish 1926-1973 sculptor, her provocative work
recalled Surrealism, Nouveau Realism, and Pop art.
She was a Holocaust survivor.
‘A Janus-faced ashtray, filled with fag butt sludge’
Judy Chicago American born 1939 an American feminist artist, art educator, and writer
I’m An Artist and A Troublemaker (6mn video)
Annette Messager French born 1943 uses everyday objects,
and photographs play a central role in her work
Sophie Calle French born 1953 writer, photographer, installationist and
conceptual artist ‘from following a stranger to Venice
to burying her mother’s jewellery at the north pole,
she is France’s foremost artist of the unexpected’
Gracia & Louise (Haby & Jennison) Australian, contemporary collagists
‘besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable, revealing nature’
– they make beautiful artist’s books
it is such a pleasure to be studying and making on Rachel Hazell‘s
(aka The Travelling Bookbinder) PaperLove e.course: so good to
be part of a group all passionate about paper, keen to share and open
to developing respective practices. . .
here are some things I have been exploring. . .including collage, an old love
feeling under the weather, making a set of playing cards keeps one’s hand in. . .
desk at the end of the day
Teenage Dirtbag 4mn vid The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain
friendship collage made by Helen and her grand daughter Gemma
thank you so much for visiting