The annual Perth Women’s Festival returns this year from 3rd-12th March with a programme of events, talks, workshops, physical activities and film screenings all designed to inspire and celebrate the achievements of women!
One of the linchpin events, 3G: Three Generations of Women Artists Perform, is coming to Perth Concert Hall’s Threshold artspace on International Women’s Day, Weds 8th March. As the name suggests the event, which runs from 3-6pm, will feature three generations of women, including a one-off live performance by Bosnian-born and Aberdeen-based artist Maja Zećo.
Maja’s one-woman art piece entitled One Thousand Pomegranate Seeds is non-verbal performance art, where the main ‘characters’-walnuts, pomegranates, and soil ‘smuggled’ in from Bosnia- are used to convey thoughts, feelings and narrative. One Thousand Pomegranate Seeds will also enter Horsecross Arts' museum collection of contemporary art following the festival.
Dr Jon Blackwood, Lecturer at Gray’s School of Art will be giving a talk about the wider cultural landscape of Bosnia-Herzegovina, which was an important consideration for Iliyana Nedkova (creative director for contemporary art at Horsecross Arts) when putting 3G together.
The audience at 3G will also be treated to a one-off screening of selected performances for the camera by six contemporary Bosnian women artists showing in the UK for the first time.
Events like this need a special venue to make them come alive, and the Threshold artspace, at the heart and threshold of both Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre, is just that. Since it was established in 2005 it’s played host to over 200 commissions, productions and exhibitions by over 150 visual artists from 30+ countries.
The latest exhibition which will be on show during 3G is ‘Encore’, designed to explore the relationship between performance, theatre and visual arts.
If you'd like to help celebrate International Women's Day by submerging yourself in a few hours of unforgettable performance and art than make sure you snap up tickets for just £2 now.
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