REMINDER: International Women’s Day on Sunday! #MoreThanMyBody

On March 8th we celebrate International Women‘s Day. We have taken this year‘s motto „Make It Happen“ to heart. Our campaign aims to fight sexism in Germany‘s biggest selling tabloid. Every day, women are reduced to their appearance and sexuality, suggesting that the female population has little more to offer than their boobs.

We call on you to help us take a stand against sexism in the media.

Many of you have already sent fantastic pictures! We are very impressed!

And there is still some time to take action if you have not done so yet:
Send us a photo of you holding a sign that points out what you contribute to society. It could be a hobby, a job, your family and friends… Whatever it is, tell us what defines you and show the world how diverse and awesome women are. Add the Hashtag #MoreThanMyBody.

You‘ll find an example of Sophia holding such a sign here

https://www.facebook.com/stopbildsexism/photos/a.581086591992314.1073741831.563376743763299/603058426461797/?type=1&theater

Dear men, please share our idea with the women in your lives and invite them to participate.
Send your photos to stopbildsexism@gmail.com or in a private message on Facebook.
We will collect all photos and post them on March 8th under the hashtag #MoreThanMyBody (and #MehrAlsMeinKörper, the German equivalent) on Twitter and Facebook. You may of course also share your photo yourself using #MoreThanMyBody @StopBildSexism (and #MehrAlsMeinKörper).

And no problem at all if you can’t take a picture! We would be very happy to receive your #MoreThanMyBody tweets even without picture – the more the merrier!

Be a part of this year‘s International Women‘s Day and #MakeItHappen! Show the world that women are so much more than their bodies.

Help us by sharing our campaign with all of your friends and family:

https://www.change.org/p/portray-men-and-women-equally-ban-the-bild-girl-bildsexism-bild-de

Stay tuned by liking us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stopbildsexism) and following us on Twitter (@StopBildSexism)

All the best and thank you so much,
Alexia, Christiane, Johanna, Kim-Thy, Lisa, Kristina, Maja, Moritz, Olaf, Rebecca, Rene und Sophia

A poem: Our Christmas Market

We were ready – cold blue skies, a good omen
Stall holders exhibiting their talents.
Knitted baby bonnets.
Home made pies.

Our hills were alive with an eclectic repertoire, our school choir,
embracing other cultures
Proud parents looking on
A local brass band launching the christmas pageant
This was it!

Our struggle to reflect local communities needs
to encourage local projects;
local shopping was working
Something had shifted
Lacking oxygen obstacles withered.

Our market cafe (full of home- made goodies)
creating a space for laughter, diverse conversations.
A forum reflecting who we are.

Our small village – a speck in the greater scheme of things,
mirroring global communities.

Hard work does have it’s own reward
A sense of pride.
Witnessing community spirit.
Fostering growing humanity
Our Christmas market
An example of joyful integration.

Graduate opportunity for a site specific exhibition in Llansteffan Memorial Hall, Carmarthenshire

OPEN CALL: GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY FOR A SITE SPECIFIC EXHIBITION IN LLANSTEFFAN MEMORIAL HALL, CARMARTHENSHIRE
CYFLE I ARTISTIAID: GWAHODDIAD I WNEUD CAIS AM ARDDANGOSFA SY’N BENODOL I SAFLE. NEUADD LLANSTEFFAN, SIR GAERFYRDDIN O CHWEFROR I EBRILL 2015.

DEADLINE: 04/02/15 (midnight)

Bringing contemporary art to a village hall near you!

Site Sit invites submission for their exciting Village Halls Pilot. This project is a crucial development of our aspirations for a contemporary arts programme in different rural communities across the UK.

We are looking for two artists who are based within a 25 mile radius of Llansteffan to join our team and create new work that responds to the locality of the exhibition space: the hall and its wider environment, village history and community.

We hope to provide a production budget to support the creation of new works and there will be a series of group development stages, where artists can gain more information about the local area. As well as developing your art practice, Site Sit invites artists to be part of the exhibition team, with everyone taking a crucial role, sharing and developing skills.

We encourage applicants to research and/or visit Llansteffan to gain ideas of what you may explore within your work. However, we anticipate these initial thoughts will evolve throughout the development process.

We are looking for recent graduates who are interested in exploring ways of production and whose practice is in visual arts. This includes but is not limited to institutional critique, sculptural, performative, socially engaged, site-specific and ephemeral practices.

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The Village Halls Pilot Project includes:

• Two development session per month, on site in Llansteffan
• A historical tour of the village by a member of the Llansteffan History Society
• Financial assistance – for production of work/travel
• Exhibition in Llansteffan Memorial Hall
• Having your work documented by Site Sit
• Participation in project evaluation

To be eligible to apply you must:

• Live within a twenty five mile radius of Llansteffan (SA33 5JQ)
• Have graduated in the past two years
• Be able to commit to two days a month on site, in Llansteffan
• Be able to continue group discussion and development online
• Be available for the exhibition installation and Private View on 10/04/15 and the exhibition dates 11-12/04/15
• Be willing to participate in project evaluation

How to apply: To make an application for this project please email the following material to sitesit14@gmail.com:

• Up-to date CV (no longer than two A4 pages)
• Statement of intent/ proposal (in the region of 500 words)
• Portfolio of up to 10 images, plus descriptions (1MB max per image)
• Video/audio documentation of your time-based work (12 minutes max)
• Link to online work (if applicable)

The statement of intent should include:

• Why this project will benefit your practice
• Your approach to making
• Initial ideas and/or points of interest
• References to (relevant) past work

If you would like to use this opportunity to explore a new way of working or new direction in your practice please explain this change and how this project will help to develop this new direction.

Submissions will be adjudicated by a panel and successful candidates will be notified by 7th February, 2015.

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Site Sit is an arts initiative formed by Lauren Heckler and Sophie Lindsey, as a way to explore the potential of different sites and environments for art. We aim to facilitate our own arts practice whilst giving opportunities to other artists to join us in creating new work and transferring skills. We will develop a site-conscious way of working whilst challenging preconceived ideas about traditional art spaces and the typical arts audience.

Christmas Celebration Weekend at Oriel King Street Gallery

Christmas Celebration WeekendFriday 28th – Sunday 30thNovember

King Street Gallery is presenting a weekend of music, dance, literature and light refreshments to get Christmas Exhibition off to a flying start

The event gets off to a musical start on Friday 28th from 5pm to 7.30pm. Llandeilo tenor Andrew Douglas-Forbes will sing solo and then later be joined by Côr Plygain Llandeilo Fawr, to sing a selection of traditional Plygain carols.

Dance will be the central attraction on Saturday. Charlotte Leadbeater’s ‘Working with Movement’ workshop, which runs from 10am to 4pm, will feature Ballet Russe ballerina Guzel Gareeva as model. The dancer will use music from ‘La Bayadere’ in the morning and ‘Carmen’ in the afternoon as part of the live drawing class, which will be open to public view. There will also be music from cellist Carys Donahue Davies, who will be playing various classical pieces throughout the afternoon.

On Sunday the central theme for the day will be the written word. Artists from the gallery will be presenting readings on seasonal themes from some of their favourite books and poems.

Seasonal refreshments including mulled wine, mince pies, and selection of  homemade cakes, will be on offer throughout the weekend.

The event will run from 5pm to 7.30pm on Friday, 12am to 4pm on Saturday and on Sunday.

The gallery will be open seven days a week until Christmas, Mon. to Sat. 10am to 5pm, Sun. 10am to 4pm.

For more details please see: http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4872e73717cf6e69b1fa52d41&id=3663cc8bfe&e=81e20cca54