Back in 2017 I was commissioned to produce a sculpture to help to highlight the problem of women dying in childbirth and the results of the WOMAN Trial (World Maternal Antifibrinolytic Trial). The International research study WOMAN shows that a low-cost, drug called tranexamic acid could save the lives of thousands of women a year if given quickly to new mothers who suffer deadly bleeding. Severe bleeding after childbirth, or post-partem haemorrhage, kills around 100,000 new mothers each year (or one woman approximately every 6 minutes).
I was pleased to hear that yesterday the Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. The commitment is part of the government's 25-year plan to improve the natural environment and I hope it is the first step towards a more robust attack on plastic on a governmental level. (Says my optimistic side, as I am tired of all those negative vibes...)
Members and non- members of the SWA are invited to submit their best works for the annual open exhibition. Digital Submission for Non members opens on 16 February and closes on 22 June 2018.While hand in for SWA Members takes place on the 28th July 2018.
Sue Jelley was delighted to be invited by one of our SWA Sponsors to the Royal Geographical Society for the Launch of our Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent’s new book entitled ‘A Cheetah’s Tale’.
We are delighted to announce that Belinda Tong has been made an Honourary Member of the Society of Women Artists. Congratulations and thank you for all you have done for the society.
As a result of the SWA exhibition this year, Angela Brittain SWA was approached by Artists & Illustrators Magazine to feature in the August edition as one of the three artists in the "Fresh Paint" series.
At the RBSA Prize Exhibition in June, Carol Hill's watercolour painting called "Evening Light" was selected by Ken Howard OBE RA, for the " Harris Moore Canvases Prize".
It was with much sadness and huge thanks we said goodbye to Sue Jelley who has been SWA President for the last 6 years. It is hard to convey the passion and energy she brought to the role. The Society and taken huge steps forward under her stewardship and .....
After the amazing response to this years SWA Annual Open Exhibition we would like to let you know you can still Buy On Line. Just click Here to view fabulous works for sale.