Women's Arts Practices editing event at Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths
About the event
The event will focus on editing pages related to women's arts practice, making use of resources available at the Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths.
- How do I prepare?
- Sign up for the event - Eventbrite registration required
- Create a Wikipedia account - en:Special:UserLogin/signup
- Bring a laptop (Eduroam and other wi-fi access will be provided)
- Learn about editing if you like: w:en:Wikipedia:Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
- Here are some notes prepared by the event organisers for this workshop...
- Before coming please create a Wikipedia account via this page. If a lot of people try to create new accounts at the same place it can trigger the wikipedia sockpuppet trap and lockout any new accounts from that IP address for the day so you might not be able to create an account on the day.
- If there is an artist you want to write about then email Althea (A.Greenangold.ac.uk) with the name so she can see if the Library can get the research materials ready ahead of time. Wikipedia has Category:Stub-Class Women artists articles which list hundreds of existing articles on women artists which need work.
- There are some online tutorials for editing wikipedia if you want to study before hand.
- WikiProject Women artists has some interesting resources and a list of other wikipedians interested in this.
- Bring a laptop if you have one. We will have a few laptops available on the day but not enough for everyone. iPads and other tablets are not ideal for new editors.
- Event will be in the 'Special Collections Room' in Goldsmiths Library, New Cross, entrance opposite the Marquis of Granby pub.
- Nearest bus stop 'Marquis of Granby'. Nearest stations 'New Cross' and 'New Cross Gate' (each about 10 minutes walk away). Both of these stations are on the Overground and on the mainline from London Bridge,
- A list of names will be left at the library reception. Walk all the way through the library. The Special Collections room is at the far end.
- Event will start at 11am.
- The first part of the event will be a training session led by a volunteer from Wikimedia UK.
- The training session will be followed by lunch provided by Goldsmiths.
- After lunch we will get started on editing Wikipedia articles. A number of experienced wikipedians will be available to help with any questions or problems.
- If you are an Artist who has a wikipedia article then we would ask you not to edit your own article however we would be very grateful if we can record a voice intro by you for your article and if you can help us find books and news articles about you and images of your work which other people can use to improve your Wikipedia article.
this is draft
- 11:00-11:30 introductions and getting set up
- 11:30-12:30 initial Wikipedia editing training for everyone
- 12:30-13:00 break for lunch (?)
- 13:00-16:00 creating articles with support from the Wikimedia UK trainers
There has been no substantial discussion about session content except that the general subject area is women's art practices. This is something Joe could explore with Althea before the event.
to be created
- w:Andrea Ackerman - new media
- w:Deborah Aschheim - new genres
- w:Nava Atlas - artists books
- w:Isabella Beetham, British silhouette painter
- w:Katherine Behar - new media
- w:Denise Bellon, French surrealist photographer
- w:Margaret Belsky, English cartoonist
- w:Maria Benktzon, Swedish designer
- w:Aliye Berger, Turkish artist
- w:Barbara Bloom (artist), US artist
- w:Jennifer Bolande
- w:Andrea Bowers
- w:Dorothy Braddell, British decorative artist and designer
- w:Johanna Brewer - new media
- w:Nancy Buchanan, video/installation
- w:Eugenia P. Butler
- w:Frances Butler - artists books
- w:Rebecca Cannon - new media
- w:Antonella Cappuccio, Italian painter
- w:Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Italian designer-architect
- w:Janine Circincione - new media
- w:Deborah Cullen - curator
- w:Vera Cuningham, British painter
- w:Nina Czegledy - new media
- w:Catherine Dean (artist), British painter
- w:Christel Dillbohner - German artist
- w:Marion Dorn, US textile artist
- w:Maia Engeli - new media
- w:Estrid Ericson, Swedish designer
- w:Tirzah Garwood, w:Eileen Lucy Garwood, British artist and engraver
- w:Phillida Gili, children's books illustrator
- w:Maeve Gilmour, British painter
- w:Carol Goodden, Co-founder of the artist run restaurant Food, photographer 
- w:Dara Greenwald - Video artist
- w:Tatyana Grosman, Russian printmaker
- w:Anne Hagopian, art historian
- w:Alicia Halicka, Polish painter
- w:Dorothy Hepworth, British painter
- w:Joan Hills, Scottish artist
- w:Nan Hoover, American light/video/performance artist
- w:Thelma Hulbert, British painter
- w:Diane Ibbotson, English painter
- w:Dorothy Johnstone, British painter
- w:Hilja Keading - American video artist
- w:Kate Lechmere, cubist artist
- w:Helen Lessore, English painter
- w:Therese Lessore, English painter
- w:Jeanne Liotta, American experimental filmmaker and artist
- w:Kim Ku-lim, Chinese-British sculptor[
- w:Catherine Lord - American artist
- w:Lea Lublin
- w:Mary Lum - artists books (not the 18th century person of the same name)
- w:Monica Majoli - American painter
- w:Maria Martins (artist) (1894–1973), Brazilian artist 
- w:Cynthia Maughan, Los Angeles video artist
- w:Riko Mizuno, Japanese gallerist
- w:Ree Morton
- w:Patty Muschinski (Oldenberg), artist
- w:Gertrud Natzler, Austrian-born ceramicist
- w:Michele O'Marah, Los Angeles video artist
- w:Lise Patt - American artist
- w:Alix Pearlstein, American video artist
- w:Tonita Peña (Quah Ah), Pueblo artist (1895–1949)
- w:Isabel Quintanilla, New Spanish Realist
- w:Sabrina Raaf - new media
- w:Vanessa Renwick], American experimental filmmaker
- w:Carole Roussopoulos - Experimental/art film artist
- w:Gwen Salmond, painter
- w:Afra Scarpa, Italian architect-designer
- w:Rosa Schapire, German art historian
- w:Gaby Schreiber, Austrian designer
- w:Clarissa Sligh - artists books
- w:Alexis Smith (artist)
- w:A.L. Steiner - Video, installation & performance artist
- w:Wanda Telakowska, Polish designer
- w:Ellen Thesleff, Finnish painter
- w:Helen Torr, American painter
- w:Adrienne Truscott, 
- w:Josette Urso
to be improved
- w:María Teresa Hincapié - colombian performance artist
- w:Brainstormers, female art collective AfD 
- w:Julie Chen - artists books (not the tv personality of the same name)
- w:Ulrike Müller
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- About 20 trainees will be present for this event
- The room has capacity of 25 in total, including trainers
- There are power sockets for people to use
- Attendees should be encouraged to bring their laptops but 2 laptops and 1 notebook from Goldsmiths can be on hand, and the room has a computer hooked up to the big lcd screen.
- As for internet access within the university, Eduroam is available and Althea plans to provide wifi passwords for those who do not have access to Eduroam
The trainers who will be present on the day are:
- Leutha (talk)
- Filceolaire (this is actually walking distance from my house!)
- Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt)
- Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) - lead
A quote from the organiser:
The workshop was attended by a multi-generational cross-section of artists, students, lecturers, a trainee archivist and a musician, and all felt welcome into the conversation. I think that's not only because I invited them to the Women's Art Library to take a place at the table, but because, yes, I think Wikipedia is a good place to start redressing the balance. There is a very rich world of women's art practice that we are aware of but which should become part of our shared knowledge too.