Feminist Fusion is a unique initiative for the arts and community in Plymouth, which aims to highlight and promote female artists of all disciplines and to encourage discussion and thought around social justice and feminism. It has been running successfully for 5 years in the city, led by artist Anairda.
With the help of funding from Mayflower 400 Vital Sparks, we have been running our project MEMORIA, with a series of events exploring the legacy of the Mayflower and colonialism throughout 2020 and 2021, featuring indigenous speakers and female performers.
MEMORIA is culminating soon with a theatre performance for young people, led by performer and director Andy Blackwell, as well as a visual online exhibition curated by local artists Gabi Marcellus-Temple and Louise Rabey.
Our exhibition will include a video featuring the work of 5 female artists based in the area, who will create a piece of original work exploring issues of colonialism, gender and historicity in the context of the Mayflower commemorations. The exhibition launch will take place online or at an in-person event (depending on current regulations) in early May. A call for submissions has been released and we’re very excited about hearing from female artists and their interpretation of this subject!