Councillor wants to leave Town Hall with special art exhibition for women and girls

Friday, 28th January — By Anna Lamche

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Cllr Kadeema Woodbyrne

A BOROUGHWIDE exhibition for International Women’s Day will mark the departure of one of Clerkenwell’s councillors in May.

Councillor Kadeema Woodbyrne, who has served as Islington’s first “Women and Girls Champion” hopes to mark her exit from the council with an Expressions of Femininity exhibition.

“I’ve been trying to think of ways to leave the legacy of supporting young women and girls through the medium of art,” Cllr Woodbyrne said.

Participants are encour­aged to create art that represents women and girls. All art submitted will be auctioned off to raise money “for causes that are going to help to empower women and girls in the future,” Ms Woodbyrne said.

Ms Woodbyrne is encouraging submissions from men, women and children alike – applications are now open and the deadline is February 27.

She hopes to see the exhibition hosted in diverse spaces across the borough, from community centres to schools to boats on the canal.

“I envision the message being: all women and girls, irrespective of your age, you have a message to share, and a lesson,” Cllr Woodbyrne added.

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