The WAL App features artists and a selection artworks from the Women’s Art Library (an archive which began with a collection of artists slides) as well as recordings of the artists describing aspects of their work. It also provides a way for everyone to ‘participate’ by making a ‘WAL artist slide’ using the App, which can be shared on social media. The WAL App was created by Dr. Ana-Maria Herman as part of a research project that explores the possibilities of app technologies and social media to effect social change (see ‘About‘).
To download the WAL App, use the link provided or search for ‘WAL’ on the App Store.
Once you have downloaded and opened the App, tap ‘WAL’ on the Home page to find out more about the Women’s Art Library. Tap ‘Artists’ to learn about the seven featured women artists – read about their work, see their artworks and listen to their ‘in conversation’ audio recordings on featured art. Tap ‘Archive’ to see artworks featured on the App. And tap ‘participate’ to help bring more attention to the work of women artists (within and beyond the archive), as well as to raise awareness of the Women’s Art Library, by making your own ‘WAL artist slide’ and posting it on social media, including Instagram (@womensartlibraryapp), Facebook (@womensartlibraryapp) or Twitter (@womensartlibapp). Remember to also include the hashtag #WALslide so that we can aggregate your contributions together using the Women’s Art Library App social media accounts (listed above).
For more information about this project see the ‘About‘ page. Regular ‘Blog‘ posts provide updates on the progress of the project and you can follow us on Twitter: @archivetravels. Further, do join in this project by making the archive travel through your ‘participation’ – that is, by downloading the WAL App and making your own ‘WAL artist slide’ travel using the App.
Note: the WAL App requires iOS 9 or later and is currently best viewed on iPhone 5 (but can also be downloaded on later iPhone models and iPad devices). Most icons used on the App are from Icons8.