Image from Airco Campervan
Hosted by Nasty Women Newcastle, this unique collection of works is the Newcastle sister of the New York City exhibition – a group show demonstrating solidarity among artists reclaiming the phrase ‘nasty woman’. These works are especially timely, as we are faced with threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights and abortion rights.
When New Yorkers Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore posted their call to creativity on Facebook, little did they know that this project would become a worldwide movement. So, we welcome to Newcastle our very own exhibition of 2D and 3D work from all those nasty women (or supporters of nasty women) out there in the North East.
Organisers Lady Kitt and Aly Smith from Byker Community Centre have a broad definition of what it is to be a nasty woman. “For us, being a nasty woman is not a physical, party-political or biological definition. We want this exhibition to include work from a wildly eclectic group of nasty women!”
They’ve been inviting submissions via their Facebook page, and so the exhibition will include work by artists from around the world, as well as work made at the Community Centre by local Byker residents.
The exhibition can be found in Byker Community Centre, Newcastle from Friday 7th until Saturday 22nd April. All profits from sale of artwork will be split between LGBT campaigning group The Fed and BCC’s Women’s Group.