As International Women’s Day and Mothers’ Day occur in March it seems appropriate to focus on women this month. We invited Bristol artists to submit artwork to show women at all stages of life.
Contributing artists vary in age and style, from Lily Brett’s paintings on boxes, Marta Zubieta’s bright retro illustrations and Laura Robertson’s quirky paintings to Sophie Galliers self portraits and Toni Burrows amazing mosaics. Marta’s artwork explores visual languages through the combination of retro and tropical references where the creepy and the cool collide while Laura Robertson brings a sense of humour to her depiction of women and their bodies.
Grace Green’s colourful studies of women in India will be hung in the main bar. Grace’s paintings explore symbiotic relationships, celebrating mutualism and peaceful co-existence between human and nature. The strong vibrant colours will look fantastic against our teal coloured walls!
We will be hosting a range of events during March so the artwork on the walls will serve as a colourful backdrop. Our monthly women’s comedy workshop & open mic, ‘Funny Women’ is on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, a Femme Film on a Monday night and various writers’ events, choirs and live music. In March there will be a comedy evening with 2 Bristol female comdians, Louise Leigh and Pauline Eyre entitled ‘Midlife No Crisis!’ Midlife No-Crisis! on March 5th and popular Spanish singer Rosalind Parra Moreno will be returning for another evening of Latino and tango beats.
A special Menopause Day of talks and workshops is taking place on March 28th, with all proceeds to Penny Brohn. There will be a showing of Red Moon Diaries, a film of Bristol women affected by this time of change, by Liz Banks, Senior Lecturer in film at UWE. There will workshops by various therapists specialising in the menopause and a talk about the NHS response by a local GP. Enjoy tea tastings in the main bar with ‘Wild Women Tea Club’ (originally Cox & Baloney) – their teas have been designed and created especially for women. International Women’s Day and Mothers’ Day also occur in March so it seemed the appropriate month for the Ages of Women exhibition.