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Global art, activism and fundraising movement Nasty Women will be showcasing the ingenious artistic submissions for the inaugural Nasty Women International Art Prize, hosted at PRAXIS Gallery in Commercial Union House, Newcastle on Thursday 21st June.

Nasty Women North East, New York, Amsterdam and Portugal have joined forces to host the one-night only event, with the prize judged by a panel of global artists, journalists and activists including Danielle Krysa, Betsy Greer and Miranda Larbi.

The prize is an unusual one – the opportunity to create artwork to be displayed at the Plenty Up Top Gallery, situated on the head of artist and activist Lady Kitt, who has lent her head as a creative space following her diagnosis of Alopecia Areata. The Nasty Women International Art Prize aims to raise awareness of the condition through a showcase of unique, creative headwear.

Lady Kitt, who is both the venue and the chair of the judging panel, said: “Michaela Wetherell (NWNE co-founder) and I have been blown away by the quality, ingenuity, passion and downright Nastiness of submissions! 60+ people have entered the prize from all over the world including the UK, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.”

Alongside the exhibition, attendees can expect music, art and performances, with a percentage of submission fees and money raised on the day going towards non-profit organisation Planned Parenthood, who provide women’s healthcare in the USA and globally.

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