THE MEMORIA EXHIBITION
The MEMORIA exhibition is part of the MEMORIA 2020 project
THE EXHIBITION ARTISTS
The artists have now been selected for Feminist Fusion's MEMORIA project exhibition.
Following our call-out, five female visual artists have been selected to create work in response to the MEMORIA project and the Mayflower centenary. The artists will work on pieces over a period of two weeks, with regular interaction, each fulfilling their own learning curve to reach a new understanding of British history, colonialism, intersectional feminism, interculturalism, oppression and the ongoing effects in our own time. We are very happy to be working with them!
The creative process will culminate in the exhibition launch, which will be a public online event including the presentation of the artists' work, a round-table with all the artists discussing their process, plus questions from the public.
The selected artists are:
Anne Blackwell-Fox - Anne’s current practice is as a landscape artist who aims to capture the essence of a place or a moment of being.
Charlie Thompson - Charlie is a feminist illustrator focussing on female and natural forms, with an aim to represent the under-represented.
Lorna McTavish Coulson - Lorna has dedicated much of her work to learning from and connecting to First Nations. She is a drum maker whose creative work is about women’s empowerment.
Natalie Morrison - Natalie’s illustration package is focussed on promoting equality of all kinds, particularly in children’s literature, where representation is conspicuously lacking.
Stevie-Leigh Smith - Stevie-Leigh creates earth inspired jewellery using recycled materials. She hopes to create work inspired by the First Nations’ viewpoint.
For more info about the exhibition and the MEMORIA project, please contact:
Project Coordinator Anairda: email@example.com
Exhibition Curator Gabi Marcellus-Temple: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Submissions
As Plymouth commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing, with the project MEMORIA 2020 and using a feminist and artistic perspective, Feminist Fusion aims to encourage our community to “recover our memory”; to remember what really happened in 1620, together with its social, political and cultural legacy and decide what we want to do with this memory.
The MEMORIA project started in September 2019 with a series of Feminist Fusion sessions addressing different topics related to this period of history with public conversations, women's art and communal crafts, to culminate in a final show of exhibition and performance devised by female artists and young people. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, our sessions have been rescheduled and redesigned to be online. The exhibition will take place online in April 2021, in the form of a video collated from meetings and creations by the artists.
We are looking for 5 female visual artists based in or around Plymouth who are able to commit to working together over a two week period with curators Gabi Marcellus-Temple and Louise Rabey, and Feminist Fusion producer Anairda, to develop work for the exhibition/video.
Each individual will be expected to create a new piece of work for the exhibition and to attend 5 - 6 brief catch up/collaboration/mentoring online sessions, during this period.
The work must be conceived as a response to the centenary of the Mayflower’s sailing, and address issues such as colonialism and historicity.
Application and Guidelines
The development/creation phase of the visual art project will run from 19th - 30th April 2021 and the video-exhibition will be launched at an online event on May 8th, which will include a public conversation with the artists about their exhibited work and process.
The project is open to all female visual artists, working in any medium, at any stage of their careers.
The selection panel will be looking for submissions that clearly reflect the theme and attunes to Feminist Fusion ethos of intersectional and anti-oppressive feminist values. More details about Feminist Fusion here.
Each artist will receive a fee of £100
There is also a small budget for materials.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to email project coordinator Anairda (email@example.com) or curator Gabi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Submissions open: 15th February 2021
Submissions deadline: 31st March 2021 - EXTENDED NOW to MONDAY 5th APRIL
Submit to curator Gabi: email@example.com
Please send 4 - 5 images of recent work which reflects your current practice, a CV and the completed SUBMISSION FORM at the bottom.
Images must be submitted as JPEG files: recommended size 1-3MB (maximum 3MB), 300dpi.
All image files must be saved with your name and title of your work (for example, JSmith_picture1.jpg).
Any video or animation work must be submitted as a Vimeo or YouTube link.
All files must be labelled with the artist’s name and title of artworks.
Successful applicants informed: 7th April 2021
Introduction meeting (online) with all the artists selected: 8th April 2021
Launch of completed work, video and discussion event: 8th May 2021
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSION FORM: