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Intersect Portraiture Project.

A collaborative portraiture project organized by the WOW festival and Sweet 'Art at the Royal Festival Hall.

Sweet ‘Art is a non-profit arts organization operating from an intersectional feminist perspective. We are dedicated to the promotion of artists through the delivery of regular site-specific exhibitions, with a specific emphasis on working with artists who are marginalised in the art world. We also really love working with artists and facilitating responsive, collaborative projects.

Intersect is a collaborative live art project that explores the female gaze, subverting the
traditional male gaze in art and introducing an intersectional feminist perspective.
Four female identifying artists have been selected by Sweet ‘Art for the Intersect collaboration due to the exploration of feminist issues in their practice from very different social, personal and political perspectives.

The artists will each work at one of four stations on a portrait of a female identifying sitter for a set period of time. When their time slot ends, they will move to the next station to continue working on the previous artist’s portrait, and so on until they have sat at each of the 4 stations; creating a collaborative visual dialogue of an intersecting female gaze. The resulting artworks act as an unpredictable representation of differing feminist and female perspectives, exploring the female gaze.



WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential.

Around the world, individuals and communities are insisting on the simple proposition that women and girls must have equal rights and asking the question: why is gender equality taking so long?

Southbank Centre's WOW – Women of the World festival is a global network of festivals which provides a platform for celebrating what has been achieved, and exploring all the ways we can change the world for the better.

In the year that marks the 100th anniversary since some women got the vote in the UK, and when #MeToo shook the world, we bring together artists, writers, politicians, comedians, activists and more for the 8th annual WOW London at Southbank Centre.

WOW 2018 would not be possible without its generous sponsors and supporters: Bloomberg, UBS, American International Group Inc (AIG), The Chartered Insurance Institute and RELX group.


Earlier Event: March 10
AWAN Connect
Later Event: March 14