A powerful presentation about how women have been silenced is to be held in Dundee as part of this year’s annual women’s festival.
Three images of women will be on display at the city’s Slessor Gardens as part of the Sharing Not Hoarding exhibition.
Artist Janice Aitken, who is a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will also present a talk and performance about women’s voices — with readings of women’s words in which they describe how they have had their voices silenced and how they have spoken out.
Jonathan Baxter, from the Sharing Not Hoarding project, said: “The event will explore how we can use our voices to talk about our own lives, experiences and struggles and how we can support each other to be heard.”
The exhibition is part of Dundee Women’s Festival.
Janice said: “When I was first approached by Jonathan Baxter from the Sharing Not Hoarding project, I was really excited to be given the opportunity to create work as part of Dundee Women’s Festival.
“A lot of my work is designed to be accessible by people who wouldn’t necessarily visit a gallery and I love the idea of using these public spaces to exhibit art.
“I am also very interested in subverting the way that women are often portrayed in public spaces, such as on billboards.
“The starting point for the work was the way in which women’s voices are often not listened to.
“The youngest is 15 years old and the oldest is in her seventies.
“All were gracious, imaginative and entered into the process of being photographed with great humour.”
The exhibition at Slessor Gardens will run from March 9-May 11.