Outdoor Gallery, Photography, 2022
With creativity and perseverance our spirits rise and together we face a new time. We have learnt with renewed clarity the importance of our connection to Mother Earth: she grounds us, teaching us about adaptation and resilience. These ten international women photographers root the inspiration of their practice in the natural world, all using their unique visual language to create striking work, often pushing boundaries in their quest for artistic expression.
Averil is an art advisor and curator based in London. She holds a BA in Art History from Boston University, and has over 15 of years of experience working within the art world internationally. She began her career in New York as the director of Hamburg Kennedy Art Advisory & Projects. Following this, she became the director of Brancolini Grimaldi, a contemporary photography gallery based in Florence, Rome and eventually Mayfair, London. There she worked closely with both emerging and established artists — curating exhibitions and art fairs, developing special projects, events and publications. She was Curator and Head Artist Liaison with online emerging art platform and incubator Kovet.Art from 2019 to 2021. Averil has been a judge and curator for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize since 2018.
Figures of Change art trail
Launching for International Women's Day 2022, 'Figures of Change’ consists of eight major public realm artworks by an all-female line up of leading artists from around the world. Curated by Zoë Allen of Artistic Statements, 'Figures of Change' adds to the existing Wembley Park Art Trail and takes shape across a myriad of unconventional outdoor canvases in site specific locations around the neighbourhood. The free public art includes digital pieces, lighting installations, typography, graphic design, photography and illustration. Reflecting the theme of IWD2022, 'Figures of Change' explores the positive shift in attitudes towards women and a collective desire for change following a hugely destabilising global pandemic.