Manchester Art Gallery

What IS she wearing?!

Instigate Arts invites you to dress to protest or express!

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 3 March 2016, 5.30pm–8pm


Inspired by our forthcoming exhibition Fashion and Freedom and celebrating International Women’s Day, What IS she wearing?! explores the aesthetics of protest and considers how clothing and style is used to shape, define and own gender, sexuality and identity.

Audiences are invited to explore the issues for themselves by touring the new contemporary exhibition that Instigate Arts have installed within the permanent collection, and via interactive arts and artists discussions that will be occurring throughout the evening. Live performances and interventions are scheduled all evening throughout the gallery.

By giving self-identified women a voice in the context of the gallery we aim to encourage discussion and explore the intersectional issues around women, identity, clothing and style.

Visitors are encouraged to dress to express/protest!

There will be a souvenir pamphlet available to purchase in cash on the night, archiving the work by all participating artists and with a percentage of the proceeds going to Rape Crisis and Oxfam.

Part of Wonder Women Festival

Event may contain nudity and dialogue that some people may find upsetting.