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Words Matter – Exhibition Call Out

    To tie in for International Women’s Day 2024, we are seeking female artists to take part in an
    exciting and challenging exhibition. We at Gallery 57, in Newport, have teamed up with ‘This
    Ends Now’ to challenge the all-too-often lazy narrative which is used around allegations of rape
    and sexual assault against women.

    ‘The language we use makes a massive difference to the way we think. Words Matter is a policy we have created to change the language used by the UK police and media when handling and reporting sexual offences. Once this policy is implemented nationwide, it will help change public opinion and behaviour through ending victim blaming and misogyny.’

    Please use this link to find out more about the ‘Words Matter’ campaign. We have taken the
    campaign as the theme for our exhibition.

    Dates: The words matter exhibition will run from Friday 8 March 8 – 28 March 2024 (Private View on 7 March 2024).

    Location: Gallery 57, Unit 9 Chartist Tower, Upper Dock Street, Newport, NP20 1DX

    Theme: Word’s Matter

    Submission Fee: £10 submission fee per artist. (maximum three pieces) This fee, minus costs, will be donated to‘This Ends Now’.

    Media: All media welcome.

    Submission Dates: September 15-December 15 2023

    Please email your submissions to with images of selected
    work, (three images max per artwork), dimensions of work, concept of the piece and how the
    work complements this exhibition. We will keep you up to date with your submission via email.

    End date: 9:00am on Wednesday December 20th, 2023