Wordy Women – a discussion about Women, Art and Text

For the Chorlton Arts Festival I will be undertaking a discussion with fellow artist Jackie Wylie and Illustrator Caroline Coates on the subject of Women, Art and Text.  We will present a brief history of the use of text in art and go on to discuss the use of text in our own works and that of other prominent women artists from across the globe.

Monday 23rd May 2011:   7.30pm

Chorlton Library and afterwards at Nip and Tipple on Upper Chorlton Rd

Here’s the listing from the Chorlton  Arts Festival website:

“Emily Pitts, Manchester Artist, will host a presentation, outlining a brief history of the use of text in art, with particular reference to women and text, followed by an open discussion with the audience. Emily will be joined by a panel of artists to explore both current and historical practice and the way in which women have taken up the mantel of renowned conceptual artists to develop this medium as a platform for social and political comment. They will present and make reference to their own works and those of artists past and present, including Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Lawrence Weiner. The presentation and talk will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a gathering at local bar The Nip and Tipple.”

To find out more about the Chorlton Arts Festival go to the Festival website, where there’s information about the 200+ performances, events and exhibitions.

Call 07870 360213 for more information

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