Guerilla Girl Frida Kahlo and Na Cailleacha in conversation.
Mayo County Council Arts Service is delighted to present Guerrilla Girl Frida Kahlo in a virtual discussion with Na Cailleacha.
Guerrilla Girls is an anonymous feminist artist collective that exposes sexism, racism and corruption in the art world and beyond. They have had a long-term friendship with Na Cailleacha member Catherine Marshall ever since their 2009 All Ireland Tour, that resulted in a number of collaborations.
Na Cailleacha are a group of eight female artists who, while on residency in the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, embarked on a series of projects exploring a range of ideas related to being older women artists. They make art that allows them to explore this collective experience, attitudes to ageing and their place in the artworld. To mark their ongoing support for the work of the Guerrilla Girls they have produced a Cailleach version of the Guerilla Girls landmark poster, ‘The Advantages of being a woman Artist’, from 1988.
Catherine Marshall describes her relationship with the Guerilla Girls since the ’90s; ‘I only came to meet the Guerilla Girls for the first time in 2009 but it felt as if I had known them forever, at least ever since I and other members of Na Cailleacha first became aware of their guerilla activities on behalf of other women artists. We have taught their work, welcomed them to Ireland to participate in the Women Artists’ Action Group and to speak at IMMA in the early 1990s and are now producing a poster in homage to their seminal work The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist. With their encouragement we will be launching The Advantages of Being a Cailleach Artist during our forthcoming residency in Ballinglen. Their witty and brilliant example helped our own ongoing fight to gain an equal playing field for women artists of all backgrounds here in Ireland’.
Na Cailleacha will return to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in June for their second residency. Mayo County Council Arts Service is delighted to host this event as part of the upcoming residency.
The conversation will take place online on June 25th at 3pm and will be chaired by visual artist Aideen Barry.
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is an initiative of Mayo County Council Arts Service in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland with support from the Creative Ireland Programme