Local women unlock their art at new exhibition at Surrey's Books on the Rise

Local women unlock their art at new  exhibition at Books on the Rise 
Local women unlock their art at new  exhibition at Books on the Rise
Local women unlock their art at new exhibition at Books on the Rise | Books on the Rise
Independent bookshop 'Books on The Rise' in Richmond, Surrey, will host a FREE exhibition dedicated to local women’s art, to coincide with the launch of a new book by art historian PL  Henderson called Unlocking Women’s Art.

In total, 13 painters and one potter will showcase  their work, some of them for the first time. The official opening of the exhibition “Unlocking  Women’s Art” will take place on Saturday the 18th November at 3pm. The book is published  by local publisher Supernova Books. This exhibition will run until the 24th of December and  over 50 artworks will be shown, including paintings and ceramics.  

Kit Young, one of the selected painters, said “it’s very difficult for women to have a voice in  the art world. It has been over a thousand years of male domination. We’re all very grateful  that we have this opportunity at Books on the Rise to have a show so that we can show local  people what we can do.” 

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Another of the artists, Ruth Strupinski, who curated the exhibition, pointed out how all the  participants are “quite timid” about their work. “This theme is about women’s art and us being 

unlocked, as it were, into the public view. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to be here  doing that”. 

Whether art was a passion from childhood as it was for Caroline Painting or a new interest  developed only in their late fifties as Pat Astley Cooper, all the artists are looking forward to  sharing their work with the public. As Maria Murtagh pointed out “a pot’s not really finished  until it’s living in someone else’s house”. 

A video about the exhibition can be viewed here https://bit.ly/3svYcWQ 

You can book for the exhibition here htps://bit.ly/3svYcWQ 

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