WAL App ‘Pre-Released’ on App Store

I am happy to announce that the WAL App has been ‘pre-released’ on the App Store (the official launch will be coming soon)!  Try it out and let us know what you think. The WAL App provides information about the Women’s Art Library and allows you to read about women artists featured in the Library’s archive,…

Finalising the Design, Content and Code

The WAL App is in the last stages of design, content arrangement and coding. It has been a great journey to this point, and I am looking forward to your response to the App which will soon be live. In the meanwhile, I want to say thank you to the many that helped to this point: thank you to…

How Research Grants for ‘Digital’ Projects (Sometimes Don’t) Work

Winning grants for research projects can be difficult – and even more so if you: are an early career researcher, are doing something that is not ‘mainstream’, are using the ‘f’ word too much (no, not ‘funding’, I mean ‘feminist’), don’t have the time or experience or teams or funds or support to work on a number of grant applications (from the…

Coding Apps? Seek Help if Needed!

There are many resources out there that can help you start coding. I wrote about a few in a previous post, including books, advice from successful developers and Meetups. If you have done this and are still stuck for whatever reason – e.g. you have a ‘day job’, it’s too complicated, it’s taking too much time, you’ve never…

Drawing Inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s ‘Iconic’ Self-Portraits

One of the first women artists to catch my eye, spark my interest and capture my imagination early on was Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Her parents were Guillermo Kahlo (1871–1941), a German-born photographer who emigrated to Mexico in 1891, and Matilde Calderón y González (1876–1932), born in Oaxaca to an indigenous father and a mother of Spanish descent. Her art, once described by…