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Dame of the Hour exhibition – Bath Spa University

Dame of the Hour

Tuesday 6 March, 2018 – Thursday 22 March, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

St. James Wine Vaults, 10 St James Street, Bath, BA1 2TW

History of Art student Kate Constantine (Kate Curates) has curated an exhibition to mark International Women's Day (8 March), which will open at St James Wine Vaults in Bath next week. 

Dame of the Hour showcases the works of 22 local and international artists. The title takes inspiration from Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931), a world-renowned operatic soprano and the first Australian to be internationally recognised as a classical musician. 
This exhibition, with pieces executed in a number of media - from etchings, watercolours, mechanics and more - is the result of each individual artist's concept of the idea of a "dame". Whether by nominating themselves, popular figures, goddesses, or even every anonymous woman, it endeavours to show that women around the globe are all Dames of the Hour. 
Rachel Withers (Art Historian and Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University) and Katie O’Brien (Project Director of 44AD Art Gallery) will select one of the exhibiting artists for a solo show at 44AD.
Dame of the Hour opens on Tuesday 6 March, with a preview (6-9pm) featuring music by Ennè. The exhibition continues until Thursday 22 March (5pm-10pm daily), with Film and Performance screenings taking place on Saturday 10 March (6.30pm-8pm) and live music from singer/songwriter Rae Elias on 16 March (6pm-8pm).

For a programme of events, visit Kate Curates.

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