Artist Cilla Taylor lived much of her life in Africa and has a unique style using rubbings, collage, ink, watercolour, crayon and other media with a focus on birds and
Artist Cilla Taylor lived much of her life in Africa and has a unique style using rubbings, collage, ink, watercolour, crayon and other media with a focus on birds and female form. There will also be poetry and 3D artwork relating to the exhibition which aims for ‘women to be heard and fly with equal opportunities’. Proceeds will go towards reforestation and supporting African Vision Malawi programmes that empower women and girls in our ultra-poor rural communities.
Cilla says… ‘Women, we women, are powerful beyond our own knowing; we have been guardians and students of mother nature for eons of time…In our present time, women are in a battle to be heard, to be respected and valued…. those women are not seeking domination over their male counterparts; rather, we are seeking to be restored to equal values and principles’.
This body of works arises, mostly subconsciously, as a visual voice, an underground rumble, which hopes to express the beautiful desire and sad longing for freedom of expression, in flight..as when we women were birds.’
www.africanvision.org.uk registered charity 1113786
The exhibition runs from 14 January to 26 February. Meet the Artists night is 17 January
January 14 (Saturday) - February 26 (Sunday)
116 Douglas Road Surbiton Surrey KT6 7SB