Lon-art present Sheroes–Revoluciones, a social exhibition designed to draw attention to violence against women* that will provide a platform for artists, domestic violence survivors and change-makers.
Sheroes–Revoluciones is inspired by the staggering statistics that show how women are potential and real victims of violence in our society (domestic abuse, rape/sexual assault, revenge porn, gender pay gap among others).
-1 in 3 women (worldwide) have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lives.*
-2019 (UK) 1,300,000 women suffered domestic violence**
-2017 (UK) 139 women died as a result of male violence***
Sheroes–Revoluciones aims to visualise this social issue, using the arts to express, reflect, prevent and heal involving different social agents.
It will include 30 female artists who will share their artwork and personal stories about topics including domestic violence, female objectification, motherhood, rape, FGM, sex trafficking, tech violence. Working across performance, crafts and visual arts in a range of media, artists include Maria María Acha-Kutscher, Paola Paredes, Rachelle Romeo, Michaela Haynes, Farnoush Amini and Chicago-based collective Mother Art: Revisited.
All the money raised with the ticket sales will go to run healing workshops for Solace Women's Aid and London Black Women's Project and a sex education workshop at a school in partnership with Sexplain.
Friday, November 22nd
7 to 9.30pm: Opening Night with live performances from 8pm
Saturday, November 23rd
12 to 2pm: Private Tours + Sexplain workshop for Bacon's College Feminist Society
4 to 6pm: two free DJ Workshops with Rosy Ross - DJ, Threads Radio resident and founder of open decks club There's Been A Mix-Up.
7 to 9.30pm: Sheroes Late: A sheroic session of live music by Moocha and Bonnie Holiday DJ set
Sunday, November 24th
10 to 11am: Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop for General Public with Loretta Curtin.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
You can learn more about Sheroes here.
Sheroes is an on-going 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.
Sheroes - Revoluciones is being organised in partnership with Ugly Duck and GreatArt and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
* Sheroes project stands for diversity and therefore includes women, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, without them our mission wouldn’t be complete.
** Source: World Health Organisation
*** Source: Crime Survey of England & Wales
**** Source: Counting Dead Women