Our monthly talk series at Cass Art celebrates Women’s History (aka Herstory) Month and International Women’s Day (8th March). We’ll explore the realities of what it means to be a woman (incl. identifying) in today’s Art World – not to mention the opportunities and advancements awaiting everyone when equality is achieved.
Guest speaker Hazel Reeves and host Susan J Mumford will provide perspective, statistics and solutions to help men and women alike who value equality and want all talented voices to be equally heard and seen.
The following questions will be answered:
> What are the realities of working in the art world for women vs men?
> How are these experiences supported by statistics as well as real world stories?
> Why is equal representation better for everyone?
> How can we understand and recognise the basics of bias?
> What is the role of male colleagues, institutions, and individuals working in leadership roles or positions of power in making change?
> What are we now seeing as a result of #MeToo, the Women’s Marches and more?
The talk will be followed by a Q+A where you will get your chance to ask questions and input.
As a result of the talk, you will…
> Have a better understanding of gender equality in 2019 and what action you can take to be part of change for the better.
> Connect with like-minded individuals who are keen to be inclusive with peers collaborators and clients, regardless of demographics, background and more.
**The first 15 tickets to this talk are half-price!**
6.30 - 7.00pm: Arrivals, registration and networking*
7.00 - 8.30pm: Talk with Q&A
8.30 - 9.00pm: Open networking
*Attendees to this BSAA - CASS ART talk receive a special 10% discount on in-store shopping at CASS ART Islington on the day, prior to the event starting. Put together your art supplies shopping list and arrive early to take advantage of this talk bonus.
A Q&A session with the audience will follow the facilitated conversation.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Hazel Reeves MRSS SWA FRSA is a figurative sculptor, driven to tell the stories of struggles for social justice and to redress the lack of representation of women in public art. In the last couple of years alone she’s won two prestigious commissions against tough competition: the statue to celebrate the Carlisle women biscuit factory workers – the ‘******* Packers', and the Emmeline Pankhurst statue for St Peter’s Square, Manchester. These successes come on the heels of her statue of Sir Nigel Gresley, at King’s Cross station. Hazel is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRSS) and the Society of Women Artists (SWA).
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SUSAN J MUMFORD
SUSAN J MUMFORD is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur in the art, tech and training space. While running her own gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), an international non-profit membership network that facilitates business and collaborations with members operating to high professional standards. This was followed by the creation of Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible professional development platform based out of London that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published: Art is your life. Make it your living. In 2019, she’s launching a start-up, Artyml, that addresses anti-money laundering legislation hitting the art market in 2020.
Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Susan works locally, in London, around the UK, the USA, Continental Europe and online, running workshops, lectures and courses, delivering 1-2-1 sessions, facilitating panel discussions, judging prizes and more.
Follow Susan on social media @susanjmumford
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