Publicis Groupe women show off what they can do when they don’t have to play by the rules.
There’s A Good Girl is not a creative exhibition to prove that girls just wanna have fun. It’s an idea by VivaWomen!, a global Publicis Groupe volunteer project that promotes women in advertising. A percentage of any artwork sales will go to charity, Plan UK, that works with the world’s poorest children so they can move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity.
The exhibition takes its name from the 1980s bestseller written by Marianne Grabrucker, that details her undertaking to take note of the social conditioning on her daughter, and to inspire her to override gender stereotyping and “reach for the stars” in order to realise her full potential.
It’s a show of what happens when women artists and creatives who don’t play by the rules and refuse to be good girls get to make their own personal artistic statement, free from commercial restraints.
Artwork by Jillian Lochner
The exhibition will be revealed at a private view in Saatchi & Saatchi’s Charlotte Street offices in London on November 27, before moving to the Assembly Rooms in Soho, where the work will be on display to the public from December 1 until December 19.
The featured artists are: Alison Carmichael, Alison Jackson, Arvida Bystrom, Cassandra Yap, Hattie Stewart, Jessica May Underwood, Jillian Lochner, Kathryn Ferguson, Malika Favre, Mary Nighy, Michela Picchi, Miss Cakehead, Nancy Fouts, Natasha Law, Pam Glew, Rhea Thierstein, Sara Pope, Soozy Lipsey and Toni Gallagher – all of them women who are making their mark on contemporary culture through their commercial work and/or fine art.
Saatchi & Saatchi’s own TAGG exhibition team is:
Jo Wallace: creative director
Shelley Dobson: global head of beauty
Suzie Quill: art director
Camilla McLean: copywriter
Layla Boyd: project manager
Lee Sharrock: director of global creative PR
Lisa Robbins: business leader
Jo Wallace explained how the exhibition came about, “Sarah Baumann kindly invited me to share my story and experiences as a female creative director during a Viva Women talk, but what better way to showcase female creativity than with a wider exhibition that has far-reaching cultural relevance? We regularly brief photographers, directors, illustrators etc. and I thought it would be fantastic to invite women in these roles, whose commercial work we all know and love, to exhibit personal work. ‘There’s a Good Girl’ is the result of a combination of skills and passion from the whole amazing TAGG team.”
Sarah Baumann, talent strategy director of Leo Burnett Group and chair of VivaWomen! UK added, “We are a creative business, working to engage women for the majority of our clients, yet women are under-represented in creative departments in our agencies which simply doesn’t make sense. In celebrating the women involved in the creative side of our business we aim not only to inspire female creatives but also to have an impact on the wider industry. The artists involved in this show have demonstrated incredible determination to push the boundaries both professionally and personally and we are delighted to champion such audacious women making their mark on contemporary culture today.”
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