Hello English language learners and friends of Blue Noun English Language School Perthshire! Today our English language school talks art, and asks the question:
Institutional Gender Prejudice in Art and Music – is it changing?
Quote from the Women in Jazz website, poster design by Blue Noun, 2021
What’s all the noise about?
But most great artists and composers are men, just look in museums, concert halls… jazz greats?
Our English Language School Talks Art and discusses if it’s working?
Most importantly, more and more we see an equal balance in the work of contemporary artists being presented and female curators being employed: exclusively male genius is a myth which may take another generation to die out, but at least within the western art world change is moving in the right direction.
By 2018* only 9 female artists had won the Turner Prize out of the total of 32 years it had run.
This astonishing thought pointed me to the website Women in Jazz to learn more.
“Only 5% of Jazz instrumentalists are women in the UK today – we’re here to change that”.
“In our first year, we built an online community of 6k people, programmed 6 sell-out live events, 12 radio shows and a range of DJ and music business workshops for emerging Artists”.
So what should I listen to this International Women’s Day?
“With over 60 shows from our female presenters and DJs over the three days, we are celebrating, discussing, playing, highlighting, empowering and showcasing females from across the globe, with shows from the UK, NYC and Australia”.
“2018: the year women changed the world with the #MeToo Movement”
Blue Noun English Language Challenge
We hope you’ve enjoyed it when your English language school talks art. We cover a broad range of topics in our blogs – some a lighthearted look at Scotland, others an in-depth look at art and culture. There’s something for everyone.
If you’ve liked this blog, you might want to read about when our ‘Art and Design English Course Talks Sculpture,’ in an interview with artist June McEwan here.
Your Blue Noun English Language Challenge is:
Use the comment section below to tell us about: the last piece of music you bought by a living female artist.
Write as much as you like, and if you would like us to check & correct your English, write CP (correct please) at the end.
Live language learning!
“The last piece of music you bought by a living female artist.“
Our small teaching team coach you in a mini-group (maximum 4 learners) in the mornings and take you on a schedule of tours, introductions, guest presentations and complementary activities each afternoon: we also have social events in the evening. It’s all designed to be both an introduction to Scottish and British culture and a fun, creative way to pick up and practice English language skills.