Exhibition | International Women’s Day

CollageOpening on International Women’s Day, Thursday March 8, the Little Blowhole ART BAR presents STRONG WOMEN.

Earlier this year, Bruce Ferguson and Jamie Cole creators of the Art Bar in Kiama, asked photographers and artists from the local area to submit up to two photo portraits of a strong woman in their life, family or community that to them embodied strength, resilience, fortitude and compassion.

Inspired by the burgeoning social media campaign Project Strong Women (PSW) founded by Shauna Ryan, a millennial visionary, international blog curator, and emotional thought leader. Strong Women hopes to build on Shauna’s aspiration to curate an encouraging and empathetic space in which people can share their stories while connecting through like interests and heart led endeavours.

Photographers and artists participating in the project include Matus Bardiovsky, Tanya Wallis, Peter Izzard, Phil Winterton, Robyn Sharp, Jon Harris, Lea Tucker, Diana Thomas, Daniel ONeill, Arja Valimaki, Melissa Ritchie, and the Art Bar’s very own Jamie Cole and Bruce Ferguson.

All artworks will be for sale at the exhibition, with 50% of the proceeds being donated to SAHSSI, a specialist domestic violence and homelessness service for women and children in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven District.  Kathy Colyer, SAHSSI CEO is thrilled that the Art Bar has chosen to support her organisation, she says “Most of the women fleeing domestic violence come to our services with very little. We support them to resolve their safety and housing needs and with the assistance through donations like this and our brokerage funds we can purchase much needed household items such as fridges, washing machines, beds, linen and crockery.”

Kathy Colyer and Project Strong Women Founder Shauna Ryan will be opening the STRONG WOMEN exhibition on International Women’s Day, at the Little Blowhole Art Bar in Tingira Crescent Kiama at 5.30pm

The opening night is open to the general public, and people are encouraged to come along and support this important charity and project during this year that resounds with the rise of the feminine voice, and celebrate women everywhere.

The Strong Women exhibition runs from 8 March to 1 April

The Art Bar is OPEN Wednesday & Thurday 5-9pm | Friday & Saturday 12-3pm & 5-10pm | Sunday 12-6pm

The official Facebook Event link is https://www.facebook.com/events/791233444406281/

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