Female Artists

Nottingham Calling - Can Creatives Thrive Outside Of London?

Leanne Davis | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Leanne Davis

I haven't abandoned London entirely and will continue to make frequent visits for meetings, gigs and catch ups with best pals, but for now, I'm committed to making this fine city of Nottingham my home and place of wild creative abandon. I do hope Nottingham is as excited about my arrival. Nottingham, can you hear me...?

There's This Really Funny Woman At Work...

Amy Howerska | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Howerska

We are tucked up in a quiet little bar in Leith, both my friend and I having chosen to live outside of the city centre of Edinburgh for this years Fri...

Mate, You Can't Be A Bigot, You're At An Arts Festival!

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Suzi Ruffell

I hate that it makes me cry. I am a cab home. Shaking with anger, the cabbie asks if I am ok. I hope that he assumes I am drunk. I am not. I have just finished my 4th gig of the day. It's been a good day at the Edinburgh Festival. That is, until now.

The Vagina Colouring Book For Female Empowerment

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Artist Beki Reilly wants to change our perspective on the plethora of words commonly used to refer to the vagina. “By transforming the word with col...

So Many Shows, So Many Terrible Shows

Amy Howerska | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Howerska

If you are having a bad day as a performer, it is best to avoid the Royal Mile incase you punch a clown in the face for trying to get you involved in a piece of site specific theatre. If you see/ know a performer having a bad day, give them a hug or buy them a drink, you can also remind them that Bowie was shit for ten years (Circa Laughing Gnome) but they may also punch you for this info.

Review: Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern 'Moments of Brilliance'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate's continuing commitment to platforming female artists continues apace with this Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition, the Tate Modern's big summer sho...

Gender Equality in Music: The Beginnings of a New Movement Involving Men and Women

Vanessa Reed | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

If all of this energy, wisdom and news about independent initiatives came from one room of people at a conference on a Friday afternoon, imagine what could be achieved if we could multiply this and connect it to every level of the industry and to those who make decisions nationally and internationally about funding and policy development.

Why It Took Me Twenty Years (And Three Breakdowns) to Finally Feel Part of the Real World

Scarlett Raven | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scarlett Raven

My OCD became worse when I was around people. So I spent a lot my life escaping into an imaginary world. My art allowed me to concoct a whole new universe without fear, without anxiety. Even now, painting allows me to breath and for the self-doubt to stop.

On the Road

Amy Howerska | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Howerska

Dear god, this is my life. Doing actual stand up is only about 10 % of stand up, the rest is admin and car journeys. This cars current topic is a very academic conversation about chuckle fuckers, that's right, the comedy groupie.

Illustrations Inspired By Mental Health #YoungMindsMatter

Zoe-Emma Saunders | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe-Emma Saunders

I started putting pen to paper just under a year ago; my aim was to create illustration pieces based on my personal experiences with mental health. Prior to this I studied at an art school where I had panic attacks daily.

Saatchi Gallery Opens New Show on Female Artists Only

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Champagne Life is the first ever exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery showcasing works solely from female artists. The gallery is getting a lot of coverage for this (though the Tate Modern has been doing an impressive job for a while now in showcasing female artists). So, why now?

Do You See This Artist's Photos Of Naked Women As 'Indecent'?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An artist's work designed to combat negative self image has been closed down by police, because it featured photos of naked women. Mathilde Grafstr...

The Art World Lacks Faith in Female Artists

Celina Teague | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Celina Teague

What can be done? Seeing is believing. Before researching this post I had no idea how far the imbalance tipped. The lack of faith in female artists is entrenched. Awareness is key. Women artists must confront the reality of their present situation. We must talk about it, loudly.

Is Glastonbury a Feminist Festival?

Wedaeli Chibelushi | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Wedaeli Chibelushi

I journeyed to Glastonbury 2015 with these unconvincing stats (and a hefty rucksack) on my back. A weary feminist in every sense, I didn't expect any mind-blowing gender debate from Worthy Farm...

Why Is it That Indie Author Panels Always Discuss Selling, Instead of Writing?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Laxmi Hariharan

A curious thing happened to me at the London Book Fair. As an Indie author, my first stop was the various Indie author panels. Held at Author HQ, as...

This Is What Frozen's Elsa Would Look Like As A Black Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An 18-year-old from São Paulo, Brazil has posted incredible drawings on Tumblr of Disney princesses reimagined as black and hispanic women. Julia,...

These Feminist Cartoons Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jacky Fleming has been drawing cartoons for over 30 years, and her work is still as relevant as ever. She was inspired to create the first of her f...

'I Make Paintings For Ants'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

South African artist Lorraine Loots set herself a challenge: 365 miniature paintings in 365 days. People could book a day and make a suggestion for wh...

Le Prince Miiaou: The Rising Star of French Rock Comes to London

Liza Bel | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Liza Bel

The English translation of écorché vif doesn't do justice to this French expression: "tourmented soul" is too lyrical and romantic. Un écorché vif is somebody who voluntary butchers his own soul. It's brutal. It's like putting the ingredients of your soul through a food processor, set on "shred." This is how, in France, they describe Le Prince Miiaou, the rising star of French rock music.

These Tiny Eyelid Paintings Are Mindblowing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most women tend to use a touch of mascara and a flash of eyeliner to make our eyes stand out - but one lady takes eye make-up to a whole new level. ...

Back to Reality - How to Find Creative Work After Having a Baby

Lou Mensah | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lou Mensah

It may or may not be true that we become our parents, but I want to be careful of the example I set. These choices are more far-reaching than my own sense of satisfaction. I want my daughter to see me as someone who provides, and someone who is available for her.

Nine "Lady Blogs" That You Should be Reading - but Probably Aren't (Yet)

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

When it comes to kicking ass and taking names, its female bloggers who have it nailed. We excel at building online platforms that bloom into communities that help us to be better: sassier, more focused, kinder, healthier. From fashion to attitude, self-marketing to self-love, here are my top 9 lady blogs that I think you should be reading, but probably aren't, yet.

Sluts, Sweet Fannies and Giving the Boys an Eyeful

Lana Citron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

My mind is a soup of feminist thoughts what with the present renaissance. Finally, feminism is no longer a dirty word and those rabid ugly women with penis envy no longer front the various movements. Vive la revolution.

10 Albums Every Woman Should Own

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Grab your hairbrushes, girls! In light of Dave Berry's list of The 10 Albums Every Man Should Own, here's a list of classic albums for the ladies:...

Five Female Artists on the Hang-Up Art Radar

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

The art world scene is often very male-dominated, especially the urban arts, therefore we have decided to balance it all by reviewing the works of five female artists, who, working in diverse media and style, are massively influential and constantly push the boundaries of the art form.