You are invited to the Private View of the first Desperate Artwives exhibition on Friday 18th May from 6 to 9pm.
Desperate Artwives is the brainchild of Italian born conceptual artist Amy Dignam who, as a married working mother of two, found herself in this very situation. Graduated from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in 2005 Amy set up Desperate Artwives in September last year to create an opportunity for those women who continue to produce incredible work behind closed doors to exhibit their work.
‘Desperate Artwives‘ has now become a movement, a website and a collection of work that will eventually be sifted and short-listed for the upcoming London exhibition.
From Tunbridge to Texas, Desperate Artwives are sending their work to Amy, who says “I’d thought about it for a long time but only set up the group in September and the response has been overwhelming… So many women have felt inspired and empowered by this project…they get in touch telling me their life stories and thanking me for creating such a great opportunity…”
The exhibition will also feature work from the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize winner Nicki Rolls.
Vibe Gallery, 100 Clements Road N0001 Tower Bridge Business Complex, Bermondsey, London SE16 4DG.
Opening Times 19th to 29th of May 2012
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
(Sunday and Monday Closed)
Desperate Artwives is supported by Women’s Art Library, Goldsmith University of London.