Art + Feminism 2021 - Rungh & Surrey Art Gallery

March 20th, 2021
11:00am — 2:00pm PST
Rungh & Surrey Art Gallery
A group of people of all ages gathered around a computer on a table with books and laptops. Image from Wikipedia Edit-a-thon form 2019. Photo by Pardeep Singh.

There is a significant gender gap on Wikipedia. Studies estimate that less than 15% of contributors identify as women. Gender inequities on Wikipedia contribute to a bias in content and language, and the erasure of knowledges and histories.

Surrey Art Gallery and Rungh Magazine would like to help address this gap and are inviting people of all gender identities and expressions to make an impact and support women, gender equality, feminism, and the arts on one of the world’s most popular sites. Learn how to research, create a user account, publish Wikipedia pages, and edit and maintain entries.

Join us remotely from your home as we edit and research together. Come to the virtual gathering with ideas for entries that need updating or creating. Pre-researched artists and artworks from Surrey Art Gallery’s permanent collection will also be available for entry.

No prior knowledge or practice of editing Wikipedia is required. However, to create new entries, you must be a registered Wikipedia user and have made ten previous edits on existing pages.

The virtual gathering will take place through Microsoft Teams. No Teams account is necessary to participate. A link to join will be shared prior to the event. For more information and to register, email artgallery@surrey.ca.


About Rungh Magazine

Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black and People of Colour artists. Comprising of a magazine, programming, archive, advocacy and more, Rungh is committed to Canada-wide conversations by and about people of colour. Rungh questions and challenges ideas about diversity in the Canadian cultural landscape. Follow Rungh on Instagram @rungh.means.colour, Twitter @RunghCulture, and online at rungh.org.


About Surrey Art Gallery

Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey on the unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) nations, is the second largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver. Founded in 1975, the Gallery presents contemporary art by local, national, and international artists, including digital and audio art. Its extensive public programs for children through to adults aim to engage the public in an ongoing conversation about issues and ideas that affect our communities and to provide opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process. Admission is free. Surrey Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Surrey, Province of BC through BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Surrey Art Gallery Association.

Surrey Art Gallery will continue to present Art Together, a series of online programs that began in March 2020 and explore art and artists in the community, spark the imagination, and celebrate the ways that art can impact our lives. Visit our website, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. surrey.ca/artgallery.