AWITA

JOURNAL


The AWITA Journal aims to keep both members and friends of AWITA up to date with news and recommendations from our members. We are delighted to highlight the work of specific AWITA members in our “Members Spotlight” section.We are also fortunate to partner with The New Hall Art Collection – a permanent collection of modern/contemporary art, created by women artists, at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. We will feature specific works of art (with commentary) as well as a weekly reading recommendation to further assist with our members’ professional development.


September

Maggi Hambling CBE - Gulf Women Prepare for War (1986) NHAC

Maggi Hambling CBE - Gulf Women Prepare for War (1986) NHAC

We started our autumn season with an exclusive view of  Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art and the announcement of our first academic partnership with New Hall Art Collection, in which we featured work by Maggi Hambling CBE 

Our spotlight this month goes to: Adelaide DamoahMarlene von CarnapStephanie ManassehHuma KabackiBurcu YukselJemma HickmanMarcelle Joseph, Giovanna Bertazzoni

This month’s AWITA book recommendations comprised of: The Second Sex by Simone de BeauvoirFrida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being by Susana Martínez Vidal




October

Tatiana Trouvé - The Shaman (2018), Frieze London

Tatiana Trouvé - The Shaman (2018), Frieze London

AWITA is delighted to announce our second institutional partner The Fine Art Group. Our members’ spotlight this month goes to: Enam GbewonyoAurélie MawDea Vanagan, Bernadine Bröcker Wieder

Featured work from the NHAC is ‘Billie Piper’ by Rose Wylie

AWITA reading recommendation: Women, Art, and Society by Whitney Chadwick15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order) by Bridget Quinn

We were happy to note Frieze’s decision to focus on women artists in the fair, as well as Harper’s Bazaar Art Week panel discussion featuring 3 AWITAmembers: Frieze London with female-centric programme and Harpers Bazaar Art Week's panel discussion with speakers: Valeria Napaleone, Martina Batovic and Lisa Schiff




November

Dame Paula Rego, ‘Ines de Castro’ (2014) oil on canvas

We were lucky with terrific autumn weather for our fourth AWITA “Walk and Talk”.

For this month’s reading list, we have highlighted:  The Dark Side of The Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century by Georgina AdamThe Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan.

Featured work from the NHAC is ‘Ines de Castro' by Dame Paula Rego

AWITA members spotlight:  Anna KirrageBeth GreenacreMarine TanguyFlorence Evans


December

Chiharu Shiota   exhibition at Blain|Southern

Chiharu Shiota exhibition at Blain|Southern

This month we start with AWITA members’ Christmas Drinks event at Blain|Southern, and with a tour of Chiharu Shiota work.

We’re looking forward to our major event (the working title is “Balance”) on 31st January 2019, as well as our members trip to Scotland. We will also be hosting a practical, skills-based workshop with RADA (date TBC).

Featured work from the NHAC is ‘Seasick' by Eileen Cooper RA. 

For our Christmas reading list, we choose: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Featured members in our Member’s Spotlights section are: :  Kate McMillan, Sarah Wiseman, Ehryn Torrell, Katharina Wolf.




January

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We’re looking forward to starting 2019 with our first event: "Balance: How to Thrive in a 24/7 World", organised in collaboration with Phillips.

Our second event of the year will be a presentation skills workshop in February, in conjunction with RADA, closely followed by a breakfast at the Richard Saltoun Gallery, to celebrate International Women’s Day in March.

Our featured work from the New Hall Art Collection is ‘Voices from the Song of Songs’ by Judy Chicago. 

This month, our members taking part in the Members Spotlight section of the website include:  Camilla ColeMarina Ribera InigoJo Baring, Pati Lara.

Finally, our reading recommendations for this starting year include: “Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies)" by Scarlett Curtis“The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium" by Isabelle Graw, “Out of This Century: Confessions of an Art Addict" by Peggy Guggenhei/m and Susan Sontag “On Photography”.  

 

February

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We’re still thinking about all that we learned in “Finding Balance: How to Thrive in A 24/7 World”, our first event of the year at Phillips, and would like to recommend the following books mentioned: “The Happy Kitchen” by Rachel Kelly and ‘On Time: Finding Your Pace in a World Addicted to Fast’ by Catherine Blyth.

Members  featured in our “Spotlights” section include Maggie O'ReganMila Askarova Lara Wardle and  Jade Yesim Turanli.

This month, our selected artwork from the New Hall Art Collection is “Estrogen Bomb” by Guerrilla Girls.

We’re very much looking forward to seeing many of you at “Presenting with Impact”, a practical masterclass in collaboration with RADA Business, on February 26th. Please note – the masterclass is free, but there will be a £30 fee for any cancellations on the day, due to high demand and the nature of this workshop.