GUERILLART is an art collective formed by female artists that began due to a common frustration with the patriarchal society that we all call home, although we all share similar experiences of oppression, marginalisation and objectification by our male counterparts, we have chosen to address these issues with different approaches.
We are bringing feminism and anti-fascism to the streets of Manchester and Liverpool through posters, stickers, flags and sculptures being displayed in public spaces to engage with our audience in common places such as parks, alleyways, on billboards and walls around the city centres.
Our aim is to communicate with the public our dissatisfaction with the way that women and girls are treated by men, institutions and the government. We demand to be taken seriously as women, citizens, artists and as activists in this bid to spread awareness on the experience of being a female in a patriarchal country ruled by authoritarian politicians.
Jade invites the audience to peer into her experiences of misogyny by utilising colour and shapes in abstract techniques to express the disrespectful and demeaning ways that men treat women, yet invoking a sense of deep reflection and empowerment through her raw process of creating art. Daisy focusses on the relationship between the depersonalisation of women in Catholicism and the male gaze, by taking traditionally feminine items and deconstructing their innocent aesthetic to give the object a personality whilst challenging and dismantling the idea of femininity within a patriarchal religious structure. Ellie has explored the internalised male gaze and the harmful effects of degrading women through objectification, she captures this through contrasting a constant colour pallet with exploratory mark making techniques; challenging the culture of airbrushing women by comparing the raw, natural body as a biological form rather than a product of consumption. In light of the kill the bill protests happening nationwide, Mandy has made pro-revolution, anti-fascist artwork focussing on the mass producibility of imagery to reach a wider audience, bringing awareness to the issues that face us, citizens, a result of the government’s tyrannist oppression of the people. By the nature of our collective name GUERILLART, we will be fighting back against the larger powers that exploit women, workers and activists, through occupying wall spaces and advertisements throughout the city we are demanding to have our voices heard.