Femmes of the Fens


Some of the finest artists from around the county, including Lincolnshire Baron artists Mel Langton, Jemima Cholmondeley-Smith & Rosie Ablewhite are using their paint power to celebrate inspirational women from Lincolnshire and raise money for the West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service (WLDAS).

From Monday 7th – Sunday 13th November, the ‘Femmes of the Fens’ exhibition will be open to the public at the Gallery at St Martins.

Amongst the list of inspirational Lincolnshire women chosen is; Jennifer Saunders, celebrity Chef Rachel Green and Paralympic Skier Jade Etherington.

Mel Langton and Rosie Ablewhite say; “We want to bring the people of Lincolnshire together and Femmes of the Fens is a great opportunity to celebrate positive female role models from our home county, whilst raising money for an extremely important cause.”

WLDAS, who are based in Gainsborough, provide support and assistance to women, men and children suffering, or fleeing from domestic abuse, and believe in a society in which freedom of movement and speech is ‘the right of everyone’ to achieve a quality of life.

Works will be exhibited at the Gallery at St Martins 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 4pm on the Sunday with pieces available to buy during that period.

Promotional material including an A5 Poster and a 10-page brochure has been printed by eco-friendly Graphic Design and Print Companies, Leap – design for change and Vegan Print. Both companies use recycled, FSC paper using vegetable based, animal and eco-friendly inks.

Lucy King, Refuge Project Manager from West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service said: “We are truly grateful for the fundraising that Femmes of the Fens are generating.

The money raised will help to significantly improve the lives of many women, men and children that are suffering or are at risk of domestic abuse, as well as raising awareness to the topic itself.”

From acrylic works of art to red-wine masterpieces, photography and more, the ‘Femmes of the Fens’ exhibition promises to push the boundaries of innovative, experimental art.