April 30, 2019

Why don’t we support each-other creatively more?

Molly Hankinson, 23

This is part of a series that I am completing following an open call broadcast on Instagram, calling out to other womxn/non-binary creatives who use Instagram as one of their primary visual platforms. I was thinking about ways in which we can build mutually beneficial relationships between artists to help support each-other, ultimately making our support systems stronger. This was the first portrait I did of the project, portraying Leeds-based illustrator Louisa Foley – all images were sent to me alongside a bio about their craft to post alongside the piece.

The final works have been shared by each participant too, so, in turn they have supported me by promoting my own work. Social media can be a competitive and daunting place for creatives, especially for groups who are already subject to online misogyny and aggression: let’s not make it any harder for our fellow womxn and non-binary folk to continue to make and share new work online, and to develop their artistic practices #communitynotcompetition.

Are we Nearly Bare Yet?
Hand-drawn and digital illustration

You can view more of Molly’s work online here, or her Instagram page here.