Born from a frustration with the lack of exhibitions or events celebrating International
Women’s Day, Sweet ‘Art hosted its first IWD exhibition in 2012 and has continued to
explore feminist themes in exhibitions every year since.
T’ART brings together a range of visual artists, whose work explores themes of feminine identity. Each artist tackles the theme in an idiosyncratic way, examining aspects of gender identity, feminist issues or personal perspectives. This year, the theme for IWD is #BeBoldForChange so artists will also be considering how to forge change in today’s political and social climate. Works celebrate, critique, challenge, ridicule and reflect notions of femininity in our society and internationally.
This year, Sweet ‘Art will also be producing a T’ART ZINE, a participatory artwork, with
artists and visitors to the exhibition. Self-publications have a long history of political
resistance, with movements such as the Riot Grrrl movement, with women producing zines
with radical and feminist content. The T’ART ZINE will allow audiences to express their
responses to the artwork on show, as well as contributing their own ideas to the themes of
the exhibition and International Women’s Day and will grow organically throughout the
Along with exhibiting a selection of artworks, from the beautiful to the provocative, T’ART
will also be an inclusive and fun art experience for visitors attending the show and our
opening reception, that is set to be another awesome arty party following Sweet ‘Art
tradition, including interactive artworks and the now infamous vagina cupcakes!
T’ART will take place at the Bones and Pearl Gallery, part of the Bones and Pearl studios and creative hub in North London between 7 and 9 March 2017, with the opening party taking place on International Women’s Day on 8 March.