Biblical Women. Equity?
The Tour Dates
‘Biblical Women. Equity?’ is originally an open call art exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day 2023 #EmbraceEquity. All the artworks are inspired or based upon female characters in the Christian Bible. The artists are all women or girls but not necessarily from the Christian faith.
The idea originated with ‘The Art Fringe Club’ at Monmouth Baptist Church. To know more visit their website. In short, they invited female artists to respond through the medium of art to the written accounts of women and girls in the Bible. In the history of art the majority of artwork focusing on these Biblical women was produced by men. It is entirely appropriate for women to take a fresh look and provide their own interpretation of the events recorded.
We are taking a short adaptation of the exhibition on tour. It’s a very inclusive exhibition bringing together professional artists to hobbyists, from 12 to 70 years old! It’s a mixed medium exhibition displaying painting, felting, sculpture, dance and song. Everything will be bilingual. The initiative driving the exhibition seeks to provide an equitable representation of women in the Bible and to redress the balance of perspective. We seek to promote female artists and put a focus on our chosen charity ‘Meninadança’.
Get involved! We would love to bring the exhibition to you and your local area, and engage together with the community. Or if you are a creative woman or girl, you can still submit artwork, inspired by a Biblical female, towards the touring exhibition.
7-18 March 2023: Monmouth Baptist Church, Monmouth.
12-23 March 2023: Parc Arts, Princess Street, Treforest.
28 June - 1 July 2023: Ammanford Evangelical Church.
24-29 July 2023: Westgate Evangelical Church, Pembroke.
22-25 August 2023
Medrus Conference Suite, Located at Penbryn, Penglais campus. Aberystwyth University. Aberystwyth.
Open each day from 1pm-5pm
or at MEC conference hours during events
Request to bring the art exhibition to you.
Please read this guide to consider if the touring exhibition is something you can invite and host in your community.
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Who, where, when and what happened to the women and girls in the Bible?
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Open call for ALL female Artists!
We invite you to submit work in any medium (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, sculpting, mixed media, illustration etc.) for our compelling, touring exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day 2023: Biblical Women. Equity? #EmbraceEquity.
We invite female artists to respond through the medium of art to the written accounts of women and girls in the Bible. In the history of art the majority of artwork focusing on these Biblical women was produced by men. It is entirely appropriate for women to take a fresh look and provide their own interpretation of the events recorded.
The stories of these women are as gripping and relevant today as they were in the past. The struggles and challenges they encountered hold contemporary parallels for the situations and experiences we face today - love and betrayal; adventure and intrigue; domestic heaven or hell, persecution and prejudice.
Sometimes overlooked, betrayed, underestimated and yet by equal measure loved, honoured, and powerful. Whether riding into battle, risking their lives to avert genocides, defying or murdering their evil sovereigns, surviving abuse, infidelity, infertility, enduring single parenthood or striving for social justice these women and girls demand contemporary exploration and a voice.
We are creating an exhibition which looks at the International Women’s Day 2023 theme of #EmbraceEquity through the lens of Biblical women and ‘equity’. We are responding to the IWD call to action of ‘…philanthropy, collaboration and uplifting women’! The initiative driving the exhibition seeks to provide an equitable representation of women in the Bible and to redress the balance of perspective.
We seek to promote female artists and put a focus on our chosen charity ‘Meninadança’.
Examples of some women in the Bible
Hebrew: שָׂרָה —transliteration: Sarah —meaning: princess. Also known as: Sarah, Sarai.
Hebrew: רִבְקָה —transliteration: Ribqah —meaning: captivating; a rope with a noose used for firmly tying something; a rope for tying animals
Meaning: ewe, “the daughter”
Hebrew: רָחָב. This is the name of a biblical woman and a poetic name for Egypt.
Joshua Chapter 2 (whole)
also known as: Yocheved. Meaning: Jehovah is her glory.
Jochebed, wife of Amram and mother of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, is mentioned by name only in Exodus 6:20 and Numbers 26:59, both genealogical listings. Jochebed, whose name (Hebrew yokheved) apparently means YHWH is glory,” is notable as the first person in the Bible to have a name with the divine element yah, a shortened form of YHWH.
Hebrew: מִרְיָ֛ם —transliteration: Miriam. Meaning: rebellious; their rebellion; bitterness
The Prophetess. Meaning: a bee