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Gender Equality in Creative Sectors – Round Table Discussion

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Falmouth Library

Tickets are FREE, booking is essential. Book online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gender-equality-in-creative-sectors-round-table-discussion-tickets-94605889763

Conversation talk about under-represented women in some artistic and craft sectors. With Amy Goodwin, Matt Ashdown and Amy Laurence.

Despite the feminist movements and the battle for the recognition of the same rights for both men and women, gender equality is still a utopia. Women are far from being fully present and recognised in all sectors. Join us for a round table discussion about the under representation of women in some creative ambits.

Our guest speakers are:

Amy Goodwin: A traditional signwriter and fairground artist, Amy’s work is heavily influenced from growing up travelling steam fairgrounds in the West Country – the elaborate and visual typography, flamboyant colours and meticulous lines – are reflected in the signs she creates, both to commission and for exhibitions. Alongside working to commission, Amy’s practice-led PhD re-establishes identities of fairground females through the construction of a series of illustrated spaces. These spaces use signwriting to illustratively tell stories of the females’ lives. This study is underpinned by extensive research undertaken with the National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA).

Matt Ashdown: Founder of the Moogie Wonderland project. For 12 years it has been putting on highly participatory artist-run happenings and workshops in basements, gardens and ships. These events provide environments for people to explore art and music, while meeting others. The vision: Anyone can illuminate their world by discovering their own brilliance. The mission: To enable anyone to make personal and creative breakthroughs that can shape their lives and the world around them by providing environments for artistic exploration. In this frame, Matt developed a particular sensitivity to gender equality and a commitment in involving and inspiring girls to make experimental music.

Cora Stocker: A fine art graduate and skateboard coach living in Falmouth. She works with the Skateboarding NGO SkatePal and has exhibited photography in response to her time in Palestine. Studio holder at the fish factory in Penryn, she is involved in organising, promoting and participating in a wide cross section of cultural activities usually with a grassroots, community ethic at their core focusing especially on Female participation.

Amy Lawrence: A maker of costume and props for film, tv and theatre projects, working with a variety of materials and media. She has been involved in Repair Café movement, both in Edinburgh and here in Falmouth. leatherwork, woodwork, metalwork and weaving. She is also a performance artist and experimental musician. She records and mix her own music and she has run an experimental music festival in Penryn and run a women’s music group where people can improvise and play with sound and also meet other female musicians and sound artists.

Karen Pirie of Cornwall Woman chairs the discussion. Karen is an audio producer and trainer who has made hundreds of programmes for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She also makes podcasts including Cornwall Woman and a number of others for Cornish museums and cultural centres. https://cornwallwoman.podbean.com/


Falmouth Library
The Moor
Falmouth, TR11 3QA


Falmouth Cultural Services