The Power of Women charity uses creativity to champion equality and diversity of women and girls, culminating in their annual arts festival to celebrate International Women’s Day. The art auction and exhibition has been created to help raise funds to support POW‘s charitable work, notably the continuing issue of violence against women.
“Artists featured in this auction include internationally renowned artists, students and recent graduates, and people who create for their own enjoyment including young people. Everyone can create art!“
The 40 artworks up for auction can be viewed online here, or in person at the Hotel Michele exhibition space in Margate. Bidding opens online from next Wednesday 16th November.
Photography by me Wendy Carrig assisted by the Julie Stewart.
I last photographed Kate Orr in the noughties. Together with Jo Bell we worked on editorial and advertising assignments both here and abroad. I’ll retrieve some of these from my archive to share here in the coming weeks.
And in case you’re not familiar with rakesrogress magazine, it is a most beautifully crafted & inspiring independent print publication dedicated to ‘the art of gardens, plants and flowers’.
Dymchurch Wall has been a vital sea defence on the Kent coast since it was first established by the Romans. It’s current construction connects pale concrete walkways with art deco influenced design; four miles of wall straddle flat marshland and vast sands, and a big sky gives an exquisite quality of light. The surrealist artist Paul Nash made many paintings of the wall most famously The Shore, and the actor and novelist Russell Thorndike based his Dr.Syn stories here at Dymchurch-under-the-Wall. More recently a Banksy rat has appeared surfing the wall’s concrete curves.
As a photographer I am also inspired.
Last Easter I began photographing my own response to the wall, documenting the beach it fronts, the low-lying land it protects, and the people that are drawn there. This Easter, with so much changed in the world, it feels timely to revisit this project.
“Serve God, honour the King, but first maintain the Wall”