Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Night
Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Times
Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Times
Corey Harris Band- Musicians Unite to End FGM, 10th March 2018 at Nells Jazz and Blues, London
Corey Harris Band- Musicians Unite to End FGM, 10th March 2018 at Nells Jazz and Blues, London
Video - Musicians Unite to End FGM presents-Dobet Gnahore & Poetic Pilgrimage
Video - Musicians Unite to End FGM presents-Dobet Gnahore & Poetic Pilgrimage
Poetic Pilgrimage
Poetic Pilgrimage
The Eden Garden
The Eden Garden
Braided Vessel
Braided Vessel
After Little Stitches
After Little Stitches
Discarded
Discarded
Dobet Gnahore
Dobet Gnahore
DO NOT CUT THE FLOWERS
DO NOT CUT THE FLOWERS
Obsolete Oath
Obsolete Oath
AGUNA
AGUNA
Stone Orgasms
Stone Orgasms
 Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Night
Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Night
Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening Times
Hidden Scars Exhibition Opening TimesFORWARD's Artists Unite to End FGM project presents Hidden Scars, an exhibition exploring harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and other similar issues affecting African girls and women, both in Africa and in the global African diaspora.
Corey Harris Band- Musicians Unite to End FGM, 10th March 2018 at Nells Jazz and Blues, London
Corey Harris Band- Musicians Unite to End FGM, 10th March 2018 at Nells Jazz and Blues, LondonTICKETS > https://goo.gl/FKAuu8FORWARD’s Musicians Unite to End FGM project and Nells Jazz and Blues present the Corey Harris Band.FORWARD’s Musicians Unite to End FGM is an Arts Council England supported project which engages with well-known artists to raise awareness of female genital mutilation, child marriage and all violence against African women and girls. This project aims to raise awareness amongst a much wider audience and to audiences of artists whose countries of origin are affected by the issue.Corey Harris is based in America. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues, he appeared in the iconic Martin Scorsese 2003 film 'Feel Like Going Home' from The Blues Film Collection where he travels through Mississippi and on to West Africa (feat. Ali Farka Toure), exploring the roots of the music. Corey's seventh album Mississippi to Mali was released in the same year.A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Henry Butler, R.L.Burnside, John Jackson, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Mattews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, Natalie Merchant, and others.Website: http://www.coreyharrisband.com/Albums:Corey Harris Band Recorded Live at the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Live! From Turtle Island (2015), True Blues (2013), Fulton Blues(2013), Rasta Blues Experience Live (2013), Father Sun, Mother Earth(2011), Blu.Black(2009), Zion Crossroads(2007), Daily Bread(2005), Mississippi To Mali(2003), Downhome Sophisticate(2002), Vu-Du Menz(2000), Greens From The Garden(1999), Fish Ain’t Bitin’(1997), Between Midnight And Day(1995).Video's: Corey Harris at North Sea Jazz Club (2016), Corey Harris Live 2015 Accadia Blues, Father, Sun Mother Earth.Listen: https://soundcloud.com/coreyharrisband
Video - Musicians Unite to End FGM presents-Dobet Gnahore & Poetic PilgrimageFORWARD's Musicians Unite to End FGM held a concert at London's Rich Mix on 29th September 2016. Featuring Mas Law, Poetic Pilgrimage, DJ Oneness Sankara and Dobet Gnahore. The event was kindly supported by The Arts Council. FORWARD works on female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and maternal health both in the UK, Europe and in Africa.If you need support relating to the issues represented in this film, please contact FORWARD at 020 8960 4000 (extension 1), or at support@forwarduk.org.ukDonate to help FORWARD end FGM! Please text FWRD30 £3 (or other amount) to 70070Filming and video by: Global Faction
Poetic Pilgrimage
Poetic Pilgrimage
The Eden Garden
The Eden GardenThe Eden GardenSilk, 120 x 180 cmThe Eden Garden wall hanging is part of a project within which I explored the meaning of soft values such as attachments, memories and emotions. The collection consists of several original paintings that were digitally transferred onto pure silk with the aim to create pieces that radiate positivity and energy. The colours and shapes within the designs represent psychological journeying, capturing significant personal moments in an abstract way.I purposely chose the Eden Garden wall hanging for the FORWARD exhibition because the pattern symbolizes a place of inner happiness that is deeply rooted within us all. It is the unlimited source of unconditional love, creativity and acceptance we all have access to. A place of peaceful stillness we can trust and rely on, knowing that every situation we encounter provides us with an opportunity for personal growth and positive changes.The vibrant design was digitally printed onto 100% Silk, a material that appears delicate and soft on touch yet it is one of the strongest and most flexible of natural fibres. Similarly, women in many countries in today’s modern world are still perceived as fragile and vulnerable but in reality they are equipped with an enormous amount of personal strength and resistance.Artist BioKlara Capouskova is a London-based designer and the creative director of SO KLARA. She creates visually striking handcrafted silk scarves for discerning women with distinctive taste. Klara comes from a fine art and counselling background and her inherent aesthetic sensitivity has brought about a stunning modern collection worth shouting about; One that simply exudes positivity, confidence, style, class and elegance.With a Masters in Textile Design from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, Klara’s emphasis is on quality. All designs are hand-drawn, hand-painted and then digitally transferred. Original brushstrokes are purposely incorporated into patterns so that each piece retains the artist’s unique mark.SO KLARA is the ideal accessory for today’s modern woman. Encouraging her to feel strong, vibrant and full of attitude.www.soklara.com 
Braided Vessel
Braided VesselBraided VesselAcrylic on canvas, 50x50 cmBraided Vessel shows an African, braided water jar, a beautiful and life-saving object. When the painting was finished I cut the canvas (strong linen) with a knife and I left the puncture visible. So there is a real sharp hole, through which it is possible to see the wall.Emilia Maryniak is a visual artist who create traditional paintings and spatial objects from a  living vegetation. She is fascinated by natural science and philosophy. On her art she analyze questions about human identity through the biological body, especially in the context of women.   
After Little Stitches
After Little StitchesAfter Little Stitches The work takes its name from Little Stitches, a set of four short plays that look into the human stories behind Female Genital Mutilation. Produced by BAREtruth Theatre Company, in London 2014, the show toured Theatre 503, Arcola and the Gate Theatre.In this artwork I have used verbatim text from Felicity’s story, Where Do I Start? by Raul Quiros Molina, one of the plays in Little Stitches. It was drafted from interviews from FGM survivors, activists and nurses.About the WorkThe text from Felicity's monologue has been transposed into a different medium to create a 3D artwork. Written onto a child’s dress, ingrained using a pencil, it is intended to be both direct and thought provoking. The piece has been created in response to the line, ‘ they gave us presents, nothing too special, these girly, puffy dresses, because the dresses got spoilt with all the blood afterwards’. A new dress, for most little girls is usually something to cherish, to feel pretty in, play at being a princess in. The words tell a different story. For the purpose of this 3D artwork and artistic license, some text is repeated or emphasized, although none of the words have been changed.Andrea Carr:  stage design, performance maker, artiste: andrea@andreacarr.co.ukw: www.andreacarr.co.uk@andreavfcarr
Discarded
DiscardedDiscardedThousands of small ceramic piecesReminiscent of shells and flowers the ceramic pieces symbolise cut and discarded female genitals. No two ceramic pieces are the same. No two female genitals are the same. They are presented pouring out of an old bucket and intermingled with hair and nail trimmings. These body parts are all cut to improve appearance, they are perceived to have no value and are consequently discarded.Artist BIOMy work builds on thorough research and embraces both emotional and considered response. I am excited by texture and by investigating the tactile potential of different materials.Born 1958 and raised in York, I trained as an Occupational Therapist in Cardiff and have, until recently, primarily worked in NHS mental health and addiction services. In 2014 I graduated with distinction from UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, was nominated for the “Best of the Best” foundation work 2014 and awarded the art faculty Whitworth Medal for outstanding student of the year. Currently I am volunteering at ‘artheads’ - a not for profit organisation which provides a safe, drug and alcohol free art space for the whole community and coordinating a local urban sketchers group.I am due to commence BA (hons) Ceramic Design at Central St Martin’s in September 2015.
Dobet Gnahore
Dobet Gnahore
DO NOT CUT THE FLOWERS
DO NOT CUT THE FLOWERSDO NOT CUT THE FLOWERSPrints, acrylicI made this piece referencing Orchids, flowers that can look like female genitals. There is a society  called Orchid Project which has a vision of a world free of FGM, and my work referenced this: the mutilation of young girls. The title also references the “cutting season”. In this country it is the summer holidays, when young girls are mutilated. My piece shows flowers which have been cut and are bleeding. My piece is an exhortation to stop this barbaric ritual. Artist BIOLoisjoy Thurstun is a recent, mature graduate of Fine Art. She enjoys the versatility and unpredictable nature of print and enjoys working with photography too. She likes her work to be meaningful: to express injustices or ideas that are contemporaneous in society. Print is her chosen medium, mainly as mono print and open screen print, where the results are never uniform or predictable . This is what attracts her to these forms of printing: the sometimes surprising, but not unwelcome results.1956 Born1975 - 1979    Studied French at University College London1979-87          Worked as free lance assistant and photographer1987 – 2015   Set up and runs Bubbles Photo Library with a business partner2003                Moved the business from London to Ipswich Suffolk2010-2011       Studied for an Art Foundation Diploma at Suffolk New College2011 - 2014     Studied  Fine Art at University Campus Suffolk 
Obsolete Oath
Obsolete OathObsolete Oath Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;}Cast Iron, 201411 x 3,5 x 2 cmObsolete Oath is an iron cast sculpture that reveals how out-of-date and harmful FGM practice it. In order to create a piece in cast iron, the matter needs to be heated up to about 1200 degrees Celsius and then the hot lava is poured into the mould in order to create the final piece. Once ready, the final piece can be changed by using grinders and specialised tools. The process of making the piece reflects the process of building up a tradition and showing the difficulties of changing something that has been impregnated into cultures and societies. It shows that changes are necessary and we shouldn’t be discouraged if they happen slower than we would like them to. 
AGUNA
AGUNAAGUNAShort film: 6'45''AGUNA is a silent scream about unequal women rights. This dance film was created in reaction to the distortions of human behaviour towards women in the world. AGUNA is a manifesto embodying the thousands of silent screams from women whose lives are destroyed because of female genital mutilation. Inspired by Malala Yousafzai and Tamar Epstein, who passionately believe that one women can change lives and are not afraid to stand up for women’s rights, AGUNA speaks through all languages in the fight against gender discrimination and female persecution.The huge disparity between how women are treated in different religions and countries is reflected in the juxtaposition of: the hardness of the concrete and softness of the skin, flesh and hair; the glowing red dress and monochrome background; the static camera position and frantic movement; and the sudden high-pitched stabs of music and low-pitched sustain chords.Artist BIOMagdalena Radlowska is a dancer, performer and choreographer. After graduating from Poznan Contemporary Dance School and Zielona Gora University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Dance, Magdalena moved to London and graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School and Middlesex University with an MA in Choreography. She has been nominated for many scholarships and awards, most recently winning first place at The Warsaw Dance Platform Choreographic Competition. Magdalena has danced in many projects in Poland and abroad with companies such as Jose Vidal Company and Nadar Rosano. Magdalena is choreographer for the first multi-generational theatre dance group in Poland called ‘Dafka Energy’ along with international theatre dance group ‘Anima Dance Company’, and in 2010 she co-founded ‘LML Theatre Dance Company’ with other dancers from the London Contemporary Dance School and has been a dancer for Zawirowanie Dance Theatre since 2013.
Stone Orgasms
Stone Orgasms
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