Next 25th of September 2019, our illustration exhibition "Drawing 4 Equality: Challenging gender roles on both sides of the Mediterranean" will be inaugurated in Barcelona (Spain), at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans - IEC (Institute for Catalan Studies).
The inauguration will take place within the framework of a larger event under the name of “Youth creators transforming the Mediterranean”, organized by our founding member and headquarters, the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), and that will host a dialogue with the winners of the contests “Drawing 4 Equality” and “A Sea of Words”, and an artistic performance putting together illustration and literature. Learn more about this event here.
Indeed, this exhibition gathers the 20 finalist artworks of our illustration contest "Drawing 4 Equality: Challenging gender roles on both sides of the Mediterranean", launched last January. More than 200 artists, both amateur and professional, from 30 different countries, sent their creative illustrations questioning and breaking gender roles, and presenting their views and thoughts about these norms and customs.
The exhibition will be displayed in the Institute for Catalan Studies until the 11th of October 2019. Don’t miss the opportunity to contemplate these artworks tackling topics such as the wrong idea according to which some jobs, behaviours and looks are meant for a specific gender, the social pressure to get married or be a mother, or the need for educating girls in science.
The amazing work of our finalists combines art and feminism in an inspiring and powerful way!
* Please note that the artists own exclusively the copyright of their artworks. In case you want to use one of the images, always credit the artist and ask for his/her permission.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.