Her Mark. create and deliver programmes of events that bring women together to celebrate, connect, share and support. Including exhibitions and live events that support female artists, collaborations, networking and talks.
The Female Line
CONNECT. SHARE. INSPIRE
The Female Line is a monthly networking event for women and those who identify as women in the creative sector. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff MADE, The Female Line is a welcoming and inviting space for women* to connect, share and inspire. With monthly guest speakers, The Female Line events are a chance to meet other likeminded women* and create your community in a safe, creative and informal setting.
With funding from Arts Council Wales and Comic Relief, we're proud to be working with Ffotogallery and Queerdos to run a series of events for and by women, those who are LGBTQAI+ and from Black and Asian backgrounds.
Wednesday 8th March, 6.30 - 8.30pm, at Cardiff MADE
The Female Line
Taking place on International Women’s Day 2023, Her Mark and Cardiff MADE are proud to be hosting this special Female Line event with guest speaker, Nelly Ating. Nelly is a Researcher and Photojournalist exploring ideas regarding the community, advocacy, and activism through her practice.
Having worked extensively with communities of displaced women and their families, Nelly’s talk will centre on rural feminism and the work of local women in displaced camps rebuilding their lives. Centering this talk within the confines of feminism will give room to consider how women in rural Nigeria perform their agency in a patriarchal society. Displacement does not mean loss of dignity; through Nelly's work that has taken place over time, Nelly has to rethink victimhood versus survivor when describing the situation of women. The photographs Nelly will be showcasing will be from women who sought divorce from abusive husbands, school girls reclaiming their education, women in charge of food management and women once married to suspected terrorists. Each story presents an avenue to see beyond victimhood to an agency.
Celebrating the stories and voices of women and girls across the world, this event will celebrate the use of creative practice as activism and as a vehicle for storytelling and making change.
Book a ticket and join us for free in person from 6.30 - 8.30pm. Open to women and those who identify as women of all ages.
Drinks and nibbles are provided. Find out more about Nelly ahead of the event on her website www.nellyating.com