Working as a Female Artist in a Man's World

This week we’re discussing gender and how it influences the way we work. The high-end art world continues to be dominated by men and yet attend any workshop and most of the artists there will be women. Are female artists victims of a sexist society? Or are we actually holding ourselves back?

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Amongst looking for a lost cat, Louise has been ‘involved’ with making new content for her course and impressed herself by feeling more organised (by necessity!)

Alice has been taking and collecting selected work from exhibitions – you can see three pieces at The Annual Exhibition Society of Women Artists Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th September at the Mall Galleries. I have a limited number of tickets for the Private View – if you’d like me to post you one, please contact me.

Working as a Female Artist in a Man's World

Does being a woman artist affect how you feel, act or make decisions?

We discuss how our parents influenced our attitudes, how women’s tendency to care for others can hinder us, and how we might make our way confidently in a man’s world without resorting to mimicking our male colleagues. We also wonder why some men take up two seats on a plane instead of just one! 

Where men often feel fully qualified for a role, even without all the necessary attributes, this study shows women will hold back until we can tick all the boxes.

Damn! Should have scrolled further down the page… Look! By 40 women’s confidence grows to match men and post 60 is greater!!!!! There is hope 🙂

What’s inspired?

As she delivers and mails her own paintings, Louise is reminded of the joy of owning art as she receives one she has just purchased. Alice is making plans to see the upcoming Olafur Eliasson exhibition at Tate Modern which is on until January 2020 and has been uplifted by watching this documentary.

Mentioned:

Alice’s mum’s book (for a great summer read) is called ‘The Baby Box’ by Jane Hayward
Buy the hard copy direct:  https://janehayward.blog/book/
Or on Amazon HERE 

‘The War of Art’ by Steven Pressfield HERE
Art and Fear’ by David Bayles and Ted Orland HERE

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Credits
“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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