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Join us for our 4th annual 3G 2019. 3G stands for 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform – an event set at the ‘threshold’ of feminism and performance art. Celebrate International Women’s Day in style as part of Perth & Kinross Women’s Festival. Coffee and cake is on us!

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For the first time in its history, 3G 2019 will open with a Menopause Café hosted by Rachel Weiss – the founder of this growing global phenomenon breaking the taboo of the menopause ­– who will also speak about the three ages of women.

3G 2019 will continue with a slow art focus on Self-Portrait by Selma Selman and Floral Print Axe by Jim Mackintosh – one of the 15 poems dedicated to and exhibited alongside the works from the Horsecross collection of contemporary art as featured in Flipstones – the first solo exhibition by performance poet Jim Mackintosh. The other performance art for the camera will include works by Roswitha Chester, Katrina McPherson and Marlene Millar also showing in a new poetic light as part of Flipstones. Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy will also make a guest appearance at 3G 2019 but through their soundtrack Labouring and Resting exhibited in dialogue with Jim Mackintosh’s poem Bleed.

3G 2019 will culminate with a site-specific performance intervention as the outcome of a three-day artists’ residency at Threshold artspace, Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall by the youngest generation of women artists students from DJCAD, University of Dundee led by performance artists Richard Layzell and Pernille Spence.

Richard Layzell will draw 3G 2019 to a dramatic close with his solo performance as part of his current international research project The Naming which has seen him perform from Norway to Nova Scotia, from LUX London (as their first resident Creative Ecologist) and now Threshold artspace, Perth. The Naming is about challenging and questioning how, through categorization and naming, we distance ourselves from aspects of the natural world and the cultural world.  

Download your 3G 2019 poster here. See and download all our 3G posters by following the link for each year below.




See some of the youngest generation of artists performing for us live during 3G 2018: 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform – all students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee following a masterclass with performance artists Richard Layzell and Pernille Spence. Watch the video here.


Listen to the podcast of 3G 2017 talk by our guest curator Jon Blackwood about three generations of women artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina accompanying his selection of artists' films at Threshold artspace by Selma Selman, Lana CmajcaninAdela Jusic, Borjana Mrdja, Irena Sladoje and Nina Komel – showing in a UK public institution for the first time.


Listen to Jim Mackintosh perform his poem Floral Print Axe inspired by and dedicated to the work from our Horsecross collection of contemporary art Self-Portrait by Selma Selman as featured in Flipstones – his first solo exhibition at Threshold artspace and in his eponymous anthology of selected and new poems published by Tippermuir Books, Perth.


Other Info
Fri 8 Mar: 1:00pm
Fri 8 Mar: 4:30pm