!Women Art Revolution

An entertaining and revelatory ‘secret history’ of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.

For more than forty years, filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected a plethora of interviews with her contemporaries and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. 

Viriditas: An Anthology of Contemporary Women Artists

A new publication showcasing emerging talent from an international array of women whose work ranges from intimate self portraits to ritualistic group performances, experimental photography to intricate paintings drawn from dreams.

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Reading in the Meadow, photos by Jolene Burt.

Away with the Birds ~ Hanna Tuulikki

The cover designer of Magpie Magazine Issue Five, Hanna Tuulikki, has a mesmerising project in the works. Air falbh leis na h-eòin is a body of work exploring the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song. In 2014 it becomes a sited performance and installation, made for the Isle of Canna, as part of Culture 2014. It is created by an inter-disciplinary team of visual artists, musicians, textile artists, dancers, writers, sound recordists, ornithologists, conservationists and anthropologists.

Hanna’s vocal composition, Guth an Eòin | Voice of the Bird sits at the heart of the project. It’s written for a female vocal ensemble, reinterpreting archive, fragmenting and re-weaving extracts of Gaelic songs into an extended soundscape growing out of and responding to landscape. It explores the delicate nature of island-life, the co-existence of history and innovation, the relationships between bird, man and land.

Alongside beautiful reproductions of photographs and paintings, our publication ‘Viriditas: an Anthology of Contemporary Women Artists’ includes in-depth interviews with each artist & six chapters exploring the intrinsic themes that connect their practice:Chapter One - ViriditasLatin for the ‘green force of life’. We explore how our title theme - the spirit of ‘Viriditas’ - pulses through the work of the women featured within our pages.Chapter Two - RitualsInvestigating the artist’s fascination with ritual, performance and dance, symbolic and intuitive practices, and their unconscious thoughts and dreams. Chapter Three - Wild WomanExploring women’s specific connection to the primal and questioning dualistic concepts surrounding gender and nature.Chapter Four - BlossomingCelebrating the female body and feminine sensuality in their work - from their perspective - our artists subvert the concept of the ‘male gaze’. Chapter Five - SelfPresenting the art of self-portraiture, exploring the creative collaborations between these women and their specific relationships to place.Chapter Six - Eternal CirclesOur final chapter turns attention to one of the most intrinsic themes weaving throughout our artists work; the eternal circle of life, death and rebirth.
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Photograph by Misma Andrews

Alongside beautiful reproductions of photographs and paintings, our publication Viriditas: an Anthology of Contemporary Women Artists’ includes in-depth interviews with each artist & six chapters exploring the intrinsic themes that connect their practice:

Chapter One - Viriditas
Latin for the ‘green force of life’. We explore how our title theme - the spirit of ‘Viriditas’ - pulses through the work of the women featured within our pages.

Chapter Two - Rituals
Investigating the artist’s fascination with ritual, performance and dance, symbolic and intuitive practices, and their unconscious thoughts and dreams. 

Chapter Three - Wild Woman
Exploring women’s specific connection to the primal and questioning dualistic concepts surrounding gender and nature.

Chapter Four - Blossoming
Celebrating the female body and feminine sensuality in their work - from their perspective - our artists subvert the concept of the ‘male gaze’. 

Chapter Five - Self
Presenting the art of self-portraiture, exploring the creative collaborations between these women and their specific relationships to place.

Chapter Six - Eternal Circles
Our final chapter turns attention to one of the most intrinsic themes weaving throughout our artists work; the eternal circle of life, death and rebirth.

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Order Here.

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Photograph by Misma Andrews