Never ever accept ‘Because You Are A Woman’ as a reason for doing or not doing anything.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
…and that includes holding an exhibition called ‘Breast Intentions’.
The exhibition by four local artists is being held at the Clifton School of Arts from November 29-December 2.
Danielle Caines, Verity Cole, Greer Harris and Melissa Russell will show about 40 works in a variety of media including oil paints, acrylic paints, textiles (embroidery), lino prints, pastels, pencils and watercolours on wood, paper, and fabric, focussing on an emerging sense of self and body in this #metoo era, where girls and women are inspired to assert themselves.
‘Breast Intentions’ explores the relationship between female bodies, societal expectations of women and women’s real life experiences including pregnancy and motherhood.
“Today we teach young girls they can be ambitious and they can dream of achieving anything,” says Greer, “and of course they can. But women are defined by the media, and by community beliefs in outdated and incorrect assumptions.
“Breast Intentions aims to highlight these simple self-evident falsehoods.”