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The Feminist School of Painting

Art Workshops | July 2021 - May 2022

Art Workshops

Starting Wednesday 28 July

FREE, Booking essential

BALTIC presents Ad Minoliti’s ongoing project The Feminist School of Painting, as part of their solo show Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush.

The gallery space will be transformed for art workshops open to participants of all ages and experience levels.

The Feminist School of Painting seeks to critically reimagine the structure of the ‘art school’, exploring the potential functions of painting beyond the professional status. The school will reconsider traditional painting genres as a starting point to develop a feminist, intersectional, intergenerational and queer approach to the practice and histories of Art, inclusive of trans-feminism and all those who identify as women.

At BALTIC, the school will specifically explore the genre of landscape painting, approached in an expanded sense – beyond the white male hetero-normative gaze – from urban design to outer space landscapes, digital landscapes or as the construction of a human paradigm.

The classes will be run in partnership with a multidisciplinary group of artists, academics, writers, and activists. By incorporating collaborators from diverse backgrounds, the classes playfully promote accessibility, creativity and curiosity over any art-specific expertise.

All sessions will take place in the alcove space of our Level 4 Gallery and live streamed online via Zoom. Tickets are free and all art materials will be provided if attending in person. Booking is essential to reserve your space. Please find out more about the individual sessions below.


Session 1: Wednesday 28 July 13.00-15.00

Ad Minoliti & Sheree Angela Matthews
A landscape of One's Own - or what my paintings like to watch
FREE, Booking essential

Ad Minoliti will begin The Feminist School of Painting programme by showcasing the work of the South American artists that inspired them. With a focus on abstraction and geometry from a non-traditional perspective, Minoliti will sketch out a vital part of the landscape where their own work inhabits.

This will be followed by a practical painting workshop with Sheree Angela Matthews, responding through the landscape of her own artistic practice and thinking through the body as connected to place.

Sheree Angela Matthews is a Creatrix with a practice which manifests through poetry, storytelling, image and the unfolding histories of black people. Sheree engages audiences around black women’s voices and bodies, black feminism, ecology and memory. She advocates for black women’s voices, facilitating national and international creative workshops and retreats in the landscape, encouraging and supporting women on their journey of remembrance back to their bodies and authentic selves. Sheree is currently writer in residence for Northumberland National Park and is the host of The Earth Sea Love Podcast.

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In continuously working towards BALTIC being an equitable, enjoyable and safe space we ask everyone to read and follow BALTIC’s Visitor Code of Conduct.

Details of further workshops will be added soon.