Philippa talks about an art project by Women Making Waves and Women Living Independently in Leitrim, exploring issues of gender, self-image and disability.

From Etcetera, we get this news about a women’s photography exhibition.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES is an International Womens Day 2010 Art

Exhibition and Programme opening in The Womens Centre, Beibinn House,

5 Guildhall Street, Derry on Monday 8th March.

Exhibitions, to be hosted by a number of venues around Derry city, will run from Monday 8th March to Saturday 27th March, and includes part of the cross-border project LIMINALITY: Different Views / Viewing Difference.

This project, between Women Making Waves in Co. Fermanagh and Women Independently LIving in Leitrim, has explored issues of gender,

self-image and disability through community arts activities with disabled and nondisabled women from the disadvantaged border area in the North-West of Ireland.

The result is a collection of photographic self-portraits showing smiling, stylish, independent women unashamed of age or impairments. It challenges stereotypical images from the mainstream media, the women themselves choosing how they are to be represented.

Some of the work from LIMINALITY will be on show in the Tower Museum from the launch at 12:30pm on Wednesday 10th March until Saturday 27th March.

To contact the venue, call Margaret Edwards/Bernadette Walsh. T:02871 372411

For information on the Women’s Day celebrations around Derry, visit

www.thewomenscentre.co.uk.

For more info about Women Independently Living in Leitrim, contact

Secretary Isolde Carmody: c/o LAPWD, Station

Road, Mohill, Co. Leitrim,

Ireland

Phone: +353-71-9621936, Text:

+353-86-8810445 E-mail: isoldecarmody@gmail.com.

(cross posted here).