DOK Artist Space are racing through Spring with an ambitious programme of events.
DOK are fully committed to the second Audacious Women Festival (AWF), a series of workshops, conversations, entertainment, participation and more, running from 18-26 February. DOK has curated an exhibition of works by female artists that have previously shown work in The Steel Shed under the banner Death or Glory (from the 18-24 February). This is to be followed by Death or Glory II which will show work produced by women who may not have made any artwork since school in a workshop at DOK itself. This will run in collaboration with the exhibition.
As part of the AWF, the DOK Directors Karen Fleming and Olivia Turner have been invited to join Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deirdre Brock for a discussion about contemporary art in Scotland. "It’s not just with politics and placards that audacious women break down conventional boundaries but with pencils, print and paint. In Edinburgh’s creative heart, Deidre Brock MP will lead a panel discussion with contemporary working artists about how art can defy prevailing attitudes and prejudices and help reshape society."
Interview with Karen and Olivia featured on the Audacious Women website.
DOK will host the Edinburgh Students Art Festival from 23-26 February, an exhibition entitled The New Laboratory. There is a special preview on Wednesday 22, from 7-9pm. Refreshments will be available.