For International Women’s Day, UH Arts invites creatives to join them for an informal lunch break, where we open a metaphorical sketchbook, to share artwork and inspiration on the theme of #ChooseToChallenge.

The event will kick off with guest artist Helena McGrath (alumni and visiting lecturer) talking in-depth about her painting Daddy Painter (2019) in relation to the theme and other artists that inspire her. Following this, we invite artists and art students to share one artwork and talk about how it responds to the theme – this could be their own artwork or someone who inspires them. Please do join us anyway, whether you would like to share an artwork or not!

Would you like to contribute?

If you would like to share a work or an artist who inspires you – please email Hannah at to find out more. You will need to provide an image or web page for us to share. The theme of International Women's Day for 2021 is #ChoosetoChallenge find out on the website here International Women's Day 2021

About Helena McGrath 

Helena McGrath’s paintings explore the apparent banalities of domestic suburban life and her dual role as mother and artist, informed by a range of material including: found photographs, art historical sources, popular culture and text.