Blog of a veggie lady who can't stay in one place for too long, loves to dumpster dive, loves to craft and can rant about feminism for hours! Just little notes and photos from my travels and the qwirky, fun, arty and ridiculous things I've seen! (and things I've found in bins.)
project:BABE invites you to our first exhibition
an exhibition of female artists
private view 6pm 10th May
after party 8pm-late 10th May
accompanied by zine library, craft, zine and vegan food stalls, riot grrrl nail designs, live music from Cyb3rnator, Esper Scout, Lora Welbeckinson, Kirsty Folan, riot grrrl party mix from Charlotte Cullen, one night only project:BABE cocktail
On Thursday! Everyone should come! It will be amazing!
Lizz Lunney sent me comics!
I want to keep them all!
But I can’t, as I’m selling them at Wannabe next Thursday!
Wannabe is an exhibition run by my art collective Project: BABE. Featuring the work of lots of different female artists at The Venue in The Parish, Huddersfield. There’ll also be an amazing launch night with 4 female music acts and stalls.
So if you want to see/buy these amazing comics, you better come along, right?! :D
I spent most of yesterday contacting people about if they’d want to submit their zines for a small zine stall at Wannabe (Project:BABE’s, Huddersfields one and only feminist art collective, most ambitious and set to be amazing event yet!), so far Lizz Lunney, Slug Pie and Jane McEwan are definitely submitting zines/comics and Daisy’s Creation’s is sending me some amazing jewellery for the Crafty Praxis pre-shop stall! Also work from Kate Webber, Elisa Etemad, me and more tbc!
ORGANISING THINGS IS FUN!!!
EVERYONE SHOULD COME ALONG.
THIS WILL BE AMAZING!
For more info the facebook events here.
[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That awkward moment when you play Game of Life with your family” Bottom text reads “and you have to stop halfway through because it marginalizes EVERYONE.” End description.]
submitted by fuckyeahcraft
I may have sumI may have submitted this, Game of Life annoys me more than most things.
Exciting new development! I’ve joined the recently formed Project:BABE, a female Huddersfield based arts collective supporting emerging female artists. We’ll be at Bradford’s Loosely Bound Zine Fair Next week, having the 2nd zine launch in April and an exhibition in May.
I’m really excited about this collective, so far there’s been nothing like this in Huddersfield and I’m really grateful to the girls for setting this up and really happy to be involved! And you should be excited too! Huddersfield’s art scene is generally very male based so it’s great to get some women into it and to get some feminist viewpoints out there and smash some stereotypes!
Show some support!
Follow us on Twitter @Project_BABE
Every so often I put a status on facebook and it starts BIG debates. Last time it was about PETA using porn as a device for anti-meat campaigning and I ended up with over 100 comments, by the end I was ignoring them and letting people argue away because I got a bit fed up, so I’m intrigued to see how this goes!
Basically, I made a comment about how much I hate Katy Perry, and got a few inherently sexist comments back. Basically, the guys replying were decent people who I’d consider to be fairly open minded (Well, Alex anyway, Luke I find quite creepy, I’m actually gradually screenshot-ing comments I’ve sent to him via facebook messenger so that one day I can compile them and show them to anyone who says I’m too nice, because if I’m honest I’m a right bitch to him most of the time.) and I feel like this shows a lot about our society. Here’s someone I respect and don’t find generally offensive who still makes a comment like that. It just shows that there is still a big divide between concepts of male and female sexuality. A woman enjoying casual sex? Surely not. What a skank. A man enjoying casual sex? Well! that’s just natural isn’t it? Women’s lib may have come along leaps and bounds but there are still fundamental assumptions ingrained into society that need fixing.
Also, I need to stop thinking that I can’t tell people that I disagree with them just because they’re my friends, because that makes me just as bad.
From an interview with the Guerilla Girl’s
Q: Isn’t calling yourselves the Conscience of the Art World a little pretentious?
Eva Hesse: Of course. Everyone knows artists are pretentious!