The Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda for Orange Day (August 25th 2015) engaged in something they’re calling artivism – a blend of art and advocacy. Here are some highlights:
A “911” representative, left, with Zahra Airall of theatrical advocacy group Women of Antigua, centre, and new DOGA director Famarla Jacobs, right with artist Martiza Martin and some of the art work on display behind them.
Ashley Clendenen, you may remember she was a 2010 Wadadli Pen finalist, discusses her art (pictured) with Debbie Francis of advocacy group Women Against Rape and Sowerby Gomes, head coach of the Villa Soccer Academy, former national defender and more.
Claytine Nisbett, a former Wadadli Pen volunteer, and founder of Walking in to Walls (an online advocacy project), alongside art work by X-Sapphair King.
Artist Kimberley Gordon posing with her art work.
Maritza Martin poses proudly with her art work.
Seven of the 11 featured artists with a DOGA intern (far right).