All-female exhibition to be shown at Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport as 13 women team up to champion equality and diversity

AN EXHIBITION is set to celebrate the diversity of women’s artwork as 13 up-and-coming female artists have teamed up.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:00 am
Power To Us is a dynamic, all-female exhibition at the Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport, that showcases the works of 13 emerging artists. Pictured: Samantha Lee March

Curated by oil painter Chloe Davies, who grew up in Fareham, Power To Us is set to showcase a variety of art styles all created by emerging female artists.

The show will take place at the Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport from April 14 to 25, just after the gallery is set to reopen if government restrictions ease.

University of Chichester graduate Chloe, 22, said: ‘When I went through university, it was very female-led. I have a lot of female artists I look up to but it’s quite dominated with the male view.

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Power To Us is a dynamic, all-female exhibition at the Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport, that showcases the works of 13 emerging artists. Pictured: Chloe Davies

‘Because I’m so surrounded by female artists, I really wanted to push an all-female exhibition to show these amazing emerging artists, showing how powerful our work can be.’

Chloe was inspired to put on this exhibition when Steve Buggle, curator of the Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport, opened up submissions for an exhibition opportunity within the space.

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Steve Buggle said: ‘Yellow Edge Gallery is passionate about supporting artists at all stages of their careers.

Power To Us is a dynamic, all-female exhibition at the Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport, that showcases the works of 13 emerging artists. Pictured: Louise Hall

‘We do however recognise that artists and makers at the start of their career often need a little extra support and one way of doing this is to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talents to a wider public.’

Seizing this opportunity, Chloe approached underrepresented artists from the south coast to get involved.

This included students and graduates from University of Portsmouth, Chichester University, Arts University Bournemouth, Winchester School of Art and Southampton Solent University.

Chloe’s vision for the show is to curate a diverse exhibition, full of powerful female artists which deserve to be represented for their passion and drive with regards to their practice.

Power To Us is a dynamic, all-female exhibition at the Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport, that showcases the works of 13 emerging artists. Pictured: Amy Standing

This group show is made up of 13 women to watch – Chloe Davies, Lucy Carter, Amy Standing, Jazmine Saunders, Jess Curtis, Megan Georgia Smith, Caitlin Holford, Samantha Lee March, Ellen Berry-Mcintosh, Louise Hall, Esmae Dougherty-Price, Rebecca Harte, and Evie Redwood.

These artists are diverse in age, race, background, sexuality, and stages in their artistic careers.

Through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance and new media-based work, this exhibition aims to champion equality and diversity within the contemporary arts scene.

Visit fb.me/e/1U9lCu0La for more information and updates on the exhibition.

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