Colouring Outside The Lines: The Exhibition

Colouring Outside The Lines, the exceedingly lovely zine dedicated to the work and voices of female artists working in less-conventional forms, is coming to Bradford, with an exhibition running from Friday 26 June to Friday 24 July in Gallery II at the University of Bradford.

Is sewing art? Do you see the ‘best’ art in galleries? Whose interpretation is more valid: the artist or the critic? Is having an exhibition of all female artists exclusionary or important? What’s stopping you from being an artist?

This exhibition is the first collaborative curatorial venture of two young women, Rachel Kaye (Gallery II, University of Bradford) and Melanie Maddison (Colouring Outside The Lines zine), and seeks to open the discussion of who has access to art – in terms of both curators and artists.

Visitors are invited to actively participate in contemporary debates on galleries and power, the differences between DIY and applied art, feminist art discourses and the possibilities of subverting institutional spaces.

Colouring Outside the Lines: The Exhibition will feature artwork and installations by Abigail Brown, Heidi Burton, Morwenna Catt, Naseem Darbey, Carolyn Mendelsohn and Helen Musselwhite.

The launch, featuring curators and artists involved in the exhibition, will take place next Thursday 25th June, 5-7pm.