The AWF Gallery was created as part of our virtual Festival site for February’s festival. The first exhibition was commissioned for the festival, and was a series of photographs of women exploring their achievements during lockdown, by Rosalind Main.
Since then we have offered female artists the opportunity to exhibit with us each month, and have featured women working in several different mediums, including collage, paint, photography and tapestry.
August’s exhibition, Quines by Mira Knoche, opens today. As she says,
“There are not many paintings of women by women, represented in the history of art. There are many words referring to women in the history of languages. Their connotations, not always kind. I’d like to reimbue them with new meanings. Ask, among ourselves: How do women relate? How do we look at and see each other? How do we like to be seen? What potential lies in our gazes?”
Visit the gallery to see how she answers those questions.