Women’s Day was born to symbolize the claim of rights by women and is linked to two events in particular: on February 28, 1909, when in the United States, the
Socialist Party organized a large demonstration in favor of the right to vote for women and on March 8, 1917, the women of St. Petersburg took to the streets to demand the end of the war. March 8 was taken as the official and international date to celebrate women around the wold.
In many countries, women’s day is synonymous with strikes and debates around important issues that revolve around the world of women… But in some countries there are real customs to celebrate this special occasion. In Italy, for example, women receive a bouquet of mimosas; in Russia men do housework all day long; younger girls in Romania receive the
martisor, a small ring of white thread and red symbolizing love; finally in China, employers are obliged to grant workers half a day off… We, for our part, celebrate it with an all-female gallery. Women’s (art) day: It’s all about the journey «Hey my name is Sha Ovidor, I am based in Naarm (Melbourne) on Wurundjeri country, Australia. I’m the founder of the project ‘ Between Spaces’. Starting at the beginning of 2021, this project is about giving a platform to artists of all mediums to showcase their work and a space to express themselves through their art and their story. As an artist myself, I grew up surrounded by art and was heavily influenced to explore from a young age. I have always had a strong passion for finding new and emerging music, paintings and expressions of creativity, but I never gravitated towards the centre of the pack. I wanted to find the spaces in between. The gaps where you find true imagination. In these digital days it might be easier to put yourself out there as an artist, but for the appreciator, it can become difficult to to see through all the noise. I created this page to showcase many different artist, of all mediums, from all over the world, and I let them be the voice. They choose the image and the words they want to express. This page is all about them and their expression. This is my attempt to create a community of artists that exist within those gaps for others to discover and fall in love with, just as I did. It’s all about the journey». «I’m creating three-dimensional paintings with my own technique using paper-mache, canvas and oil paint. I am fascinated by existential mechanisms and emotions, such as struggle, strength, fear, but also freedom, love and eroticism as they dynamically enter into dialogue with history, society and human individuality. In my works I try to combine elements of slight aesthetic provocation, thus not going beyond the limits of good taste. The painting “ Disappearance” touches on the theme of death and its closeness. It evokes a lot of reflection with an existential, but also very romantic tint. In this work I wanted to draw attention to the harmony of scarcity, deficiency and wholeness». – Gaya Lastovjak « » A Swimmer, no1 Ink and string on paper, collage «The part of me which is relevant to knowing my work is the part of me which I’ve already built into it. See it and know me. I have always worked with the theme of identity. Identity is fluid. It is constantly torn down and built back up, improved. Similarly, my work uses archetypes – primarily feminine ones, in such a way where they are not themselves anymore. I cut them, paste them, rebuild them. To this end, I chiefly employ the image of the synchronised swimmer-actors from Hollywood’s golden age, which have always seemed to me as almost tragic figures. Forever suffering, almost drowning in absolutely beautiful ways. Concerning my view of identity, even the fact that I work under a pseudonym follows a similar direction – it is a decision aimed at releasing the art of the burden that is the artist, allowing it to be its own entity. Built up from cut out pieces». – Seppucookie «Plastic photographer, my work is a reflection directly resulting from my studies in sociology, anthropology and art school. Demystify this doll from a collective imagination (role, identity, function, sexuality) and reconstruct a reality, my reality through the prism of my experiences or addressing societal subjects. Breaking moral injunctions. Without doubt it is the mark of our present alienation that we are unable to go beyond our unstable apprehension of the real world. The end of the reign of Barbie and other adult tales». Émilie Chacon «I’m Jade, a British/American artist living in Paris. Painting to me is about not filling the spaces we think we should, taking a moment to reflect, walking away and returning to perhaps something different. I think the best artists are the ones who have the courage to take it there, to a totally unique place that hopefully resonates with the viewer and brings a part of their soul alive again. I want my work to be dynamic and alive. I think you can tell when I had fun, I think you can tell when I am sad too. I’ve painted in one form or another my whole life, now, at last i’m fully letting go, it feels good, it feels right. I don’t care about what others think, maybe it’s my life experience. I love it. Mixed media on archers cold pressed». Jade Robertson «When I paint I reach a state of peace with myself where noises from the outside world do not interfere. I find myself wandering to places I visited in another time or reliving childhood memories. In the layers and glazes of my painting those memories, situations, decisions taken and paths traveled are revealed. Without memory it would be impossible to be who we are». – Florencia Castaldo «I started taking self portraits because I wanted to feel beautiful. I was 16 years old and I was so unkind to myself – I used to focus on every bit I hated about my body and used to think those “ugly traits” would put me in a position of being unlovable… For years, that was my biggest fear. Some days, it still is. Now I see photography as a way to know different parts of me and explore my own body. It helps me to get in touch with a deeper level of my own self love and self worth. Photography helped me to be kinder to myself – I am now grateful for my body and what it allows me to do». – Mika Moret « Chase the inversion» «Interlude It is inspired by my visit to Istanbul mosaic museum where displays many fragmented Roman mosaic. I was particularly drawn to how time separates a piece of mosaic into parts. The cracks in between them become something that are filled with voids. And I created the drawing with my imagination to fill in their emptiness. I wanted to give a new narrative to them that can revive the lost». – Jade Ching-yuk Ng « Portrait of A Pea-Pod Peddler» « The birds flocked around Beatrice hoping and waiting and hoping some more that one of her sweet and juicy peas would tumble to the ground for their pecking pleasure». «When I was eight years old. I asked my mother, “ Am I Pretty?” “ Well,” she replied, “ you’re interesting looking.” And thus began my obsession with faces, with beauty, with what’s pretty, and what’s interesting? Can you pretty and interesting coexist? I’ve been making interesting, sometimes beautiful portraits ever since in one medium or another. As for their accompanying microstories, well—every face has a story, doesn’t it? I’ve chosen collage as my covid19 medium. To date, I have created over 250 of them». – Janny Taylor