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I Love Art Presents 2013 '13 Women' Event to Celebrate Women… and Men

Exhibition takes place at Brighton Jubilee Library to coincide with 'International Women's Day' – 1-15 March, 2013

February 11, 2013, Brighton, East Sussex. Press Dispensary. Following the success of the '13 Women' exhibition staged by I Love Art UK in Brighton during 2012, the popular event is returning for spring 2013. This time, to celebrate the rise of gender equality world-wide, as well as 13 female artists, it also features 13 men!

With the theme of 'Transition', the 2013 event will have an extended line-up encompassing international artists, as well as the 13 male participants. The show will run at Brighton Library from 1-15 March, 2013. An open evening to coincide with 'International Woman's Day' will be hosted on 8 March, 2013 from 8-10.30pm. This year's International Woman's Day has the theme of "The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum", which is a befitting match to the current theme of the '13 Women' expo!

A curated exhibition, '13 Women' attracts visual artists from diverse disciplines, who bequeath an appropriate work to the show. The aim is to celebrate the strength of men and women working together to achieve common goals. During the event, the 13 featured women 13 men will exhibit their paintings, photography and digital art alongside thoughtful approaches to artwork incorporating books, latex and fabric. Alongside the 26 new pieces, the best of '13 Women 2012' will be displayed in recognition of the history of the show.

Sarah Gillings, event organiser and I Love Art founder, comments: "International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the numerous achievements of women throughout history. During the last 100 years alone, women have come a long way. Although there are still countries where women lack basic human rights, in many countries, they now enjoy freedom of speech, rights to divorce, equal voting rights and equal rights in the workplace. Men have supported women in their campaign and we want to salute them! Therefore, with this year's '13 Women' – which also includes 13 men - we aim to explore the similarities between men and women, instead of the differences! We aim to be pro-woman and not anti-man!"

She adds: "The theme of 'Transition' unites the artists and the development process behind the show as we move from local to international, one gender to two, and from displaying original artworks to centralising print-making opportunities for the featured artists. We aim to make art accessible to everyone."

All works presented in the 2013 '13 Women' show will be available for sale - either as originals or affordable prints. With the retailing of high-quality reproductions, the artists will benefit from long-term returns on their bequeathed artwork, after the show.

The 2012 inaugural run of '13 Women' attracted more than 42,000 visitors. The 2013 event takes place from 10am-5pm on 1-15 March, 2013, at Brighton Jubilee Library, Jubilee Square, BN1. Entry is free of charge.


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Notes for editors
Members of the press are invited to the launch event and private view of '13 Women' taking place at Brighton Jubilee Library on Friday 8 March from 8-10.30pm. Guests will be able to preview the featured artworks, meet the artists and enjoy complementary drinks.

About I Love Art

I Love Art UK stages inclusive visual arts exhibitions with more than meets the eye. Its aim is to take art into all kinds of settings where members of the public will enjoy free art. I Love Art UK represents a growing UK and international network of multi-talented artists. In today's challenged economy, I Love Art encourages investment in art as opposed to other products which do not necessarily hold their value.  It encourages investment in artists, art, community and socially responsible projects where something is given back.  Its exhibitions reflect this aim and attract novice and professional artists alike from all 'walks of life'.

For further information please contact
Gillings Sarah, Director
I Love Art
Tel: 01273 606389 / 07407 340658
Site: www.iloveartuk.com

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Gillings Sarah, Director
Tel: 01273 606389 / 07407 340658
Site: www.iloveartuk.com

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