Swansea College of Art UWTSD Celebrates International Women’s Day

08.03.2016

The School of Fine Art & Photography at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), Swansea College of Art, has an exciting week of events planned to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March 2016.

Students will be making work which explores themes and issues related to feminism, gender representation, freedom and equality. A series of talks, lectures, workshops with visiting guest speakers is planned at Swansea College of Art, Dynevor.

The week will culminate with a public exhibition at the Creative Bubble, Craddock Street.

All events are open to students of the School of Fine Art & Photography, the exhibition at the Creative Bubble is open to all.

On Monday 7th there will be a film screening and discussion on Feminism & Documentary.

On Tuesday 8th the School will be welcoming photojournalist Alixandra Fazzina from NOOR photo agency. Alixandra Fazzina is an award-winning Photojournalist who began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Since then, she has worked independently as a Photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Her work has been widely published in the British and international press, including The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Observer, The Telegraph and The Independent as well as TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times and Stern.

On Wednesday 9th there will be 'Speed Mentoring Sessions' for female students. An opportunity to share experiences, get advice and support from female mentors from a variety of backgrounds.

Thursday 10th-Friday11th There will be an exhibition open to the public at Creative Bubble, Craddock Street with work by Foundation Art and Design, BA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, Photography in the Arts, Fine Art and work by the Girls Group at EYST (Ethnic Youth Support Team).

On Friday 11th a question and answer session will take place with Artes Mundi Director & Curator Karen McKinnon. Karen Mckinnon was appointed Director and Curator of Artes Mundi (the largest Art prize in the UK) in 2013, prior to which she had been working as an international curator based in Wales.

There will also be a talk by Welsh Artist Helen Sear. Helen Sear is an internationally exhibited artist, and has been described as ‘..one of photography’s foremost innovators’. In 2015 Helen was the first female artist to represent Wales with a solo show at the Venice Biennale.

For more info on International Women’s Day visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk