Jacqueline Harvey fell in love with the visual arts as a child through visits to London’s museums and galleries. She excelled in music and art at school and went on to study at Goldsmiths College, University of London where her student contemporaries, artists Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and Damien Hirst went on to forge the YBA movement. After graduating in Philosophy and Sociology in 1990, she set up a music business – the Annual Jazz Saxophone Festival – and spent her twenties years living in Covent Garden, visiting Royal Opera House performances and all the music venues of the West End: Classical, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul and Reggae. Jacqueline also worked in business and finance and Arts PR during this period. At Provoke PR, she worked on the Chittrovanu Mazumdar exhibition at the Royal Academy which was where Jacqueline e was headhunted to set up Art Strategics, a business she went on to manage for ten years. Through two galleries in London: (Mayfair and Knightsbridge) and a programme of international exhibitions, training and fairs, Art Strategics promoted inclusion and diversity in the visual arts. Most the exhibited artists had not been shown before in the UK. With Art Strategics, Jacqueline participated at many art fairs including London Art Fair, START, Masterpiece, Art Bahrain and Art Dubai.
In 2018, the Art Strategics, team decided to address the under-representation of women, both as artists and exhibitors in the art world and conceived the idea of Women in Art Fair, a company that set out to create a community offering exposure and career support to contemporary female artists.
The first Women in Art Fair will be held 11-14 October 2023 at the Mall Galleries, London and comprises a 21-stand art fair, a curated exhibition Unnatural Women that gives a female perspective on human relationship with the natural environment; and a exhibition of work by some of today’s most talented women artists selected via an open call.
Nature, human nature, bodily nature, and how we attempt to control all that unmanageable messiness, is what’s being explored by Easton in Unnatural Women
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