International Women's Day 2016

Fish Factory Art Space & The Women's Art Network Kernow Present:

International Women's Day Festival 2016
3rd - 19th March

This year we are once again hosting the Women's Art Network Kernow (W.A.N.K) exhibition and a two week festival for IWD2016. This year's theme is pledge for parity and the exhibition at the Fish Factory will be exploring The Seven Deadly Virtues. The exhibition will open on Thursday 3rd March and run until Saturday 19th with special events on both weekends and on Women's Day - 8th March. Keep an eye on our website and facebook page for the full program of events.

Exhibition: W.A.N.K
The Seven Deadly Virtues

Opening night – Thursday 3rd March 6.30-9.30pm
Open 4th - 19th March Monday – Saturday 11am-4pm

“You'll never find a virtue unstatusing my quo or making my Beelzebubble burst” (Mordred – Camelot on Broadway)

                    Stacey Guthrie - Mother's Mangle of Marvels

This year's theme for International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity. This is a call for individuals and organisations to make a commitment to greater equality both in a personal and a public sense. Since forming on valentine's day 2015 W.A.N.K has gained considerable interest across Cornwall, made a 'wankifesto' and made connections with artists both in and out of the county with the aim of creating a supportive and inclusive network for female identifying artists and makers. The chosen theme for this year's IWD exhibition will explore supposed 'virtues' expected of women by mainstream society. Is disparity caused by these expectiations? Are some of these virtues worth striving for? Or indeed innate? W.A.N.K invites seven artists to discuss the idea of the 'virtuous feminine' and her shadow – the 'fallen woman' and how these archaic stereotypes might linger in our society and be an obstacle to parity.

Special Events:

Saturday 5th March 

Fish Factory Art Space 11am - 4pm
Workshops, Discussions & Performances

Stuart Stephens Memorial Hall 7pm
Howl Music Club:// FLOWERS & Support

Tuesday 8th March - International Women's Day

Fish Factory Art Space 7.30pm until Late
International Women's Day Celebrations with Live Performances & Pi Pizza!

                        Claire Adams Furguson - Nail Paint by Barry M, 150, Red Glitter, (documentary photograph) 2014