Women in Art Fair 2023

Women in Art Fair 2023

Women in Art Fair is a new art fair dedicated to readdressing the gender imbalance in the art industry. WIAF seeks to create a positive global fair, from which women and those identifying as women are given an opportunity to show their work and contribute to developing the exchange of ideas around gender and culture.

This year’s theme is The World is A Family. Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition, alongside galleries, for the inaugural WIAF in October 2023. Women in Art Fair seeks the best in contemporary art, photography, textile and sculpture, all mediums. The fair offers artists the opportunity to have their work seen by thousands of visitors at the Mall Galleries.

‘The world has been through incredible changes in recent years, and women, as artists, have continued to create and help maintain stability in these volatile times.  We need to celebrate the journey we have been on and look at the new paths and opportunities we are going to create for future generations.’

WIAF will occupy all three spaces at Mall Galleries (totalling 450sqm). The West Gallery will house a 21-booth art fair, the East Gallery a curated exhibition, and the North Gallery an exhibition of work by artists selected via an Open Call.

The East Gallery exhibition, titled Unnatural Women, focuses on work by female artists that explores our ambivalent relationship with ‘the natural world’. A mix of figurative and semi-abstract painting, sculpture, 3D and print, the show combines ‘traditional female’ craft, such as textiles, with ‘traditional male’ craft, including technological work, to make visitors question our understanding of wilderness and landscape. Curated by artist and editor Rowena Easton, the show features celebrated women artists such as Paula Rego alongside established and mid-career women artists such as  Abigail Norris, Olivia Bullock and Geraldine Swayne .

Lead image: Geraldine Swayne, The Black Shape On Your Left Is Your Future Demise

Duration 11 October 2023 - 14 October 2023
Times 11 October to 13 October, 10am to 6pm 14 October, 10am to 4pm
Cost see website
Venue Mall Galleries
Address The Mall, London, SW1Y 5BD
Contact 020 7930 6844 / info@mallgalleries.com / www.mallgalleries.org.uk