Two-day exhibiting and retail development programme for female artists, designers and creators

Day 1 – [Workshop]: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday 1st March 2011, Toynbee Hall, E1 6LS
Day 2 – [Exhibition]: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday 8th March 2011, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6AA
Cost: £55 (Includes training workshop and trading opportunity)

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• Create eye-catching displays

• Keep customers coming back

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I wonder if you know of likely candidates for the job?

We are looking for a freelancer to lead key aspects of the co-ordination of this year’s Wandsworth Artists’ Open House event. The fee is £2,000 and the ideal candidate will be reasonably local, have some knowledge of the event and artists’ involved, and will be likely to want to do the job over a number of years – we are looking to invest in their knowledge of the project. Continue Reading »

As you may know the Friends Bicentenary Exhibition will take place in April this year.
Will you be able to help us make the Exhibition even more successful than previous years?!
We need volunteers for the following:

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April – this is submission weekend when artists bring their work to the Gallery.
We need teams of two people to record the details of the artists and their works, and to take payment on these days. Continue Reading »

Saturday mornings or Wednesday evenings
Throughout 4 sessions you learn how to manipulate and transfer your own images on to different materials using different screen print techniques from freehand to digital.
The objective of the course is to ensure one is competent enough to be able to work independently.
Once completed there is the opportunity to use The ‘Open Access Screen printing’ works through a 10 session pass scheme, were you simply phone to book your slot.
For more information please visit http://www.bainbridgestudios.co.uk

Scam Warning

I would like to warn all members about a current scam targeting artists, apparently it was flagged up on ‘an’ website but I missed it.  I was very glad a friend told me about it as I was recently contacted by a man from Rome who wanted to buy some of my work.  I sent him some images and prices and was pleased when he came back and said he wanted to buy several. Continue Reading »

Bursary Opportunity

The Women’s Art Library/Make again joins with the journal Feminist Review to invite writers and artists working with text to present proposals for a £1000 bursary supporting three months of research in the Women’s Art Library as part of a creative project. This call is open to all, including students.
Deadline for proposals: 1 March; Bursary period: May-July 2011; Launch at the SLG: Autumn 2011
Full details: make@gold.ac.uk

Dates for your Diary

4 FEBRUARY: ARTISTS TALKING. 7.15 pm (doors open 6.30). £5 on the door

Last night of Glimpsed – the well received SLWA genre exhibition of sculpture, installation and work. SLWA and the artists host a special closing night event with artist talks, a performance by Sara Mark, guest story teller Hazel Bradley and open mike. The artists are: Daphna Alon, Gin Dunscombe, Jackie Brown, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Linda Duffy, Liz Dalton, Lucy Soni, Maria Beddoes, Moira Jarvis, Sara Mark, Selena Jane Steele and Susan Wood.

“It is a really interesting exhibition, one of the best I have been to for quite a time, and I go to an awful lot! Fantastic.”
Ingrid Beazley, chair of the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery
“It’s a wonderful show, beautifully and sensitively curated. Well done!”
Joan Byrne, writer, photographer and SLWA member

‘The private view on Friday was great. In fact the whole project has been such a success. I have really learned lots working alongside the group.”
Moira Jarvis, contributing artist and SLWA member

HOUSE, 70 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5 8QZ

Open until Friday 8.30 – 4.30
You will want to get involved with future exhibitions, once you have seen this one.
More genre exhibitions are being programmed for 2011 and 2012. You tell us!


The Upstairs Room. 73 Dulwich Village. LONDON SE21 7BJ.

Find out about future plans, events and exhibitions at this informal evening.
Meet with other SLWA members, catch up with people you already know, put faces to names and meet new members.

11-13 MARCH : Women of the World Festival on the Southbank Centre
South London Women Artists will be represented at this event.
More details to follow. Volunteers wanted.


Calling all South London Women Artists.

The education programme to coincide with the Women and Books exhibition at Dulwich Library is oversubscribed! We are in the unusual position of turning schools away or booking them in to workshops in November.

We desperately need artists to be involved in this. We will need 2 artists to deliver workshops in Dulwich schools on a Tuesday afternoon followed by a workshop at Dulwich library on Wednesday afternoon.

Artists are also needed to be at the library on the Wednesday afternoons to talk to the children about their work. This has been very successful in the past, the children love talking to a “real artist” and the artists enjoy the children’s refreshing responses.

The dates and times for the workshops would be;

Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March     1.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March     1.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th March 1.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd March 1.30pm-3.30pm

We also need volunteers to make sketchbooks. SLWA has all the materials we just need your time and patience!

Please contact Jackie Brown to register your interest jackiekbrown20a@gmail.com


ONLY 1 week left to submit work for the Spring Show at Dulwich Library.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 28 January

This year the theme of the exhibition is Women and Books. The show coincides with WOW (Women of the World) celebration in Southwark, honouring 100 years of the global celebration of International Women’s Day.

We have suggested that you submit up to 3 pieces of work and have asked that they should be accompanied by texts. The text piece is mainly for the printed catalogue, but also may be shown alongside the work chosen to hang in the library space. This will create a curatorial interest as the pieces will be placed at the ends of the book shelves.

Since the catalogue is A6 or similar, we recommend a short text, 50-100 words. You can easily go shorter, and if you choose to go longer we could use extracts.

The text should be a simple concept / idea / explanation or a quote from a book.  This is extremely open ended.  You should be able to use any already existing work, even if the existing title is intrinsic to the piece.  Most words/text can be found in some book somewhere!  Also –  your work could be inspired by –

a genre, eg ‘poetry’

a book or book title, eg  ‘Room’, or ‘The Long Song’

a writer, eg Mary Wollstonecraft

or simply a sentence, eg:  ‘the year of magical thinking’ …

PLEASE SEND YOUR 3 IMAGES (300 dpi) and text

BY 28 January to


Cost: No submission fee.

£10.00 if work accepted. The slightly increased fee is to cover the extra cost of producing a catalogue to celebrate this exhibition, and to develop publicity. A commission of 10%to SLWA will be levied on sales. Works will be for sale unless specified otherwise by the artist

The works (only 2D) must not exceed 55cm in width or 80cm in height, including frame.

Any questions? Contact Tamar or Ilinca: slwaexhibition@gmail.com



Dear older SLWA members! Last year I received my ‘Freedom Pass’ and have been travelling free in London and on the buses across the length and breadth of England. Yesterday I heard of another great opportunity, that is only available to those who have six decades of experience of life on our planet! And yes, today I would like to share that opportunity with you!!! [And no money need change hands!] This is how Southwark Arts Forum phrase it: “I’m hoping to put together a series of talks with older artists to celebrate their work and achievements. This would be part of the programme for Silver, Southwark’s celebrated festival for older people. … So I wondered within SLWA if there were any artists who are over 60 who might be interested in being part of this – it would involve giving a talk about their work, showing some images, questions from the audience followed by time for refreshments and networking. The talks would be held around April, May and June. If you could let me know if you can think of anyone suitable and who would be willing, that would be great.” I have volunteered to liaise for SLWA on this one – if you would like to be involved please email me before Tuesday 25 January so I can pass on the names of our ‘team’ of SILVER SLWA s! Look forward to hearing from you! [But equally, I quite understand if you don’t want to advertise your maturity so publicly – the choice is yours!]

best wishes, Susan

My website: http://www.susancwood.co.uk/ SLWA website: http://www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk

PS. I am participating with 11 other SLWA artists in Glimpsed, an exhibition at House Gallery in Camberwell 23 January – 4 February 2011.