International Women’s Day 2019: #BalanceForBetter

by Jaala Alex

Real talk: Female representation in the arts sucks. So this year, Third Drawer Down is calling for #BalanceForBetter. We want to see a higher percentage of female representation across museums, commercial galleries, contemporary art spaces, biennales, art prizes, collections, and across arts sector boards.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts poses a single question for Women’s History Month: “Can you name five women artists?” Using the hashtag #5WomenArtists, we’re faced with the embarrassing reality that the lives and work of women artists have been, and are continually greatly overshadowed and undervalued.

Third Drawer Down favourites, the Guerrilla Girlsbest sum it up: instead of asking “Why haven’t there been more great women artists throughout Western history?”, ask “Why haven’t more women been considered great artists throughout Western history?”

We are proud to say that over 60% of the artists we work with are female, including powerhouse artists like the late Louise Bourgeois, Mickalene Thomas, Magda Archer, and activist campaign group Guerrilla Girls, amongst many others. We adore our female artists, and we know you will too.

Shop our most adored piece made in collaboration with our idols, and support female artists!

Big love, 
The feminist women and men of Third Drawer Down Studio.