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Women artists and allies turning our eyes towards overlooked heroines and offering inspiring female role models.
Women artists and allies turning our eyes towards overlooked heroines and offering inspiring female role models.
Women artists and allies turning our eyes towards overlooked heroines and offering inspiring female role models.
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Sheroes. A social exhibition highlighting hidden herstories.

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Sheroes, Lon-art’s third Social Exhibition, champions little-known women warriors, leading ladies and unsung stars. Women artists and allies have been invited to use their creative expression to give a voice to and turn our eyes towards silenced and overlooked heroines – sheroes – throughout herstory, and offer inspiring female role models for us all.

It is a collaborative project bringing together UK and international artists, feminist organisations, charities and the general public, including families. 

Through Sheroes, Lon-art aims to open a dialogue between art and the public, encouraging attendees to reflect upon the lack of female role models in society and make creative learning accessible for all

Coinciding with International Women’s History Month, Sheroes will start with an exhibition hosted from 8 - 11 March 2018 at Ugly Duck, which will be followed by a number of activities to impact a wider community. These will include workshops for schools, 'Sheroes in the History of Art' tours at the National Gallery, a talk on ‘Sheroes of Literature’ at Housmans Books and a workshop for families at the art materials shop Great Art.

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The exhibition will include over 20 artists, working across performance and visual arts in a range of media - among them Paola Paredes, Ishita Sing, Jemimah Patterson, Verónica Restrepo, Mona Chalabi, Carmen Alemán, Sabrina Fuller, Jaqueline Taylor or Lorenzo Beleaguer. 

 

Sheroes is guided by American activist Marian Wright Edelman’s now famous assertion that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’. Lon-art strongly believes that women’s true stories deserve to be brought to the fore and not reduced to negative stereotypes. We see this exhibition as our contribution towards improving the diversity of positive role models and provide inspiration for future Sheroes.

Sheroes has also started a global digital campaign, #whoisyourshero, to reach a larger audience and encourage people to share their sheroes and hidden herstories. As part of it, we have also curated inspirational content, such as a Sheroes Virtual Library, Sheroes of the History of Art series or a growing Sheroes Playlist, all available on Sheroes website.

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#whoisyourshero campaign

 

Sheroes Virtual Library
Sheroes Virtual Library

 

Sheroic Sounds
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Risks and challenges

The one and only challenge that Sheroes faces at the moment is not raising enough funds to be able to cover the venue, marketing and curation costs. We have applied to receive public funding with no success so far, which makes this Kickstarter crucial for us.

We started organising Sheroes in Summer 2017, so everything is now ready! We have the artists, a super strong social media campaign, our partners are all on-board and helping as much as they can. And, more importantly, we have gathered the most sheroic team that is giving their 200% for free!

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    A personal THANK YOU

    Thank you so much for helping SHEROES happen and for believing in this project. Your name will be mentioned on our THANK YOU media production after the Social Exhibition.

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    Our SHEROIC ENAMEL BADGE

    You will receive the Sheroic enamel badge. This handcrafted and highly polished top quality pin badge boasts the diamond logo of the Sheroes exhibition and community. Wear it with pride - you're sporting an iconic symbol of the future!

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    Our SHEROIC TOTE BAG

    You will receive our eco cotton canvas Sheroic tote bag. A stylish companion for your egalitarian journey, as you effortlessly carry all your essentials for the day-to-day fight.

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    Our SHEROIC ENAMEL MUG

    Now we are talking business. Our sheroic enamel mug is the latest 'must have' to ensure all the sheroic troops are kept hydrated/awake through our visibility battle. Perfect addition to your sheroic survival kit.

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    'Sheroes in the History of Art' Ticket

    You will receive a ticket to attend our 'Sheroes in the History of Art' tour at the National Gallery. Join us as we highlight the hidden herstories of artists, activists, queens, mothers and saints, uncovering resistance against oppression and battles against adversity. There will be multiple date options, but if you are unable to attend, we will offer an alternative gift of similar value.

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