image credit: Melania Jack
4 – 31 March 2023
VAC Main Gallery
1800 Store Street (wheelchair accessible)
Levelling Up, Breaking Down
International Women’s Day @ VAC
4-31 March 2023
Opening: Saturday 4 March @ 3PM with The Raging Grannies!
Workshop: Sunday 12 March @ 3 PM, Breaking Down Traditional Male Notions on Female Pelvic Health with Sasja Drechsler, one hour, confirm attendance email@example.com
Artists-in-Conversation: Saturday 18 March @ 3PM
Panel Discussion: Sunday 26 March @ 3 PM
with Anita Mathur of ZONTA, Margaret Hantiuk and Desirée.
Creative Mornings: Friday 31 March @ 11am “Corruption” with Judy Woo.
The Victoria Arts Council recognizes International Women’s Day with a month-long exhibition and weekly events throughout March.
Co-curated by Cass McConkey and Desirée Leal, Levelling Up, Breaking Down features the work of ten artists and considers the continued socio-political inequities women* face.
The seeds of inequity sown early in the lives of most women continue to grow and become more firmly rooted with every new stage of life. The focus of this exhibition is to expose and explore how systems of oppression work to turn women’s changing bodies against them by invalidating and undervaluing the experiences of those changes and the new roles taken on by women as they become mothers or as they age.
Participating artists include: Ann K. Chou, Francine Champagne, Jane Coombe, Dewey Decimal, Melania Jack*, Margaret Hantiuk, Ashley de Kroon, Samantha Loney, Oona McClure, Judy Woo, with an installation in the VAC Vault by Andrea Hennig.
Established in 1968, the VAC celebrates International Women’s Day annually through exhibitions, performances, and lectures. | vicartscouncil.ca