Women from the inside is a collaborative photographic exhibition celebrating the women of Limerick taking place at the Belltable.
Women from the Inside exhibition celebrates the women of Limerick
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
Women from the Inside is a collaborative photographic exhibition celebrating the women of Limerick taking place at the Belltable from Tuesday, March 8 until Thursday, March 24.
Artists Clara Planelles, Maria McSweeney, Clara McSweeney and Jane Fraser came together to facilitate this project and over 30 women from Limerick city took part displaying a range of backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities.
The opening night of Women from the Inside takes place on Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8 and begins at 6:30 pm accompanied by live music from Jayne Music and Abby Butler.
The project aims to explore what it means to be a woman living in the city in 2022 while capturing the diversity of feminine through an unconventional and candid lens. The collaborative and collective work from the artists aims to create a new concept of being feminine in the
The exhibition captures the ways in which women connect with their feminine power and beauty beyond the burden of standards imposed on women by the mass media and societal norms.
Mediums such as photography and video were used to capture the essence of these women so that viewers can see themselves reflected in the work, to appreciate their own beauty.
“I have always been curious to understand what it means to be feminine. Is it a social imposition? An internal feeling? Something biological?,” commented founder of the WFTI project, Clara Planelles. “That’s why I decided to start this project to work together with other women in search of women to show women. I feel that being a woman in the 21st century means that you have freedom. The freedom to dress, work, speak, think and express yourself in whatever way you like.”
Maria McSweeney added, “I find at this particular time in our lives more focus needs to shift towards celebrating femininity and the roles women play in our lives. Above all else the women’s voices, options and feelings should be heard.”
Speaking out on why she was drawn to the project, artist Jane Fraser said, “I am drawn to this project in particular because it celebrates the diversity of women in the city across all ages, ethnicities, sexual preference, etc.”
A selection of photographs from the Women from the Inside project are available to view on Instagram and the project was supported by the Arts Council of Irelands Agility Award and the Belltable Limerick.
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