Support Art and Feminism at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In partnership with Rungh Magazine
March 14, 2020 | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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For immediate release: February 24, 2020

Surrey, BC – Surrey Art Gallery is partnering with Rungh Magazine to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia by hosting an
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Gallery on Saturday, March 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

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.

Participants are asked to bring a laptop and power cord and are welcome to come 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, participants must be registered Wikipedia users and have made ten previous edits on existing pages. For more information, please contact a Surrey Art Gallery engagement facilitator at [email protected].

Follow along online:

#artandfeminism
Twitter: @artandfeminism, @RunghCulture
Instagram: @artandfem, @rungh.means.colour

About Rungh Magazine:

Rungh. Means. Colour. 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.

About Surrey Art Gallery

Internationally recognized for its award-winning programs, Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Avenue in Surrey, 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 also acknowledges that our building is situated on the unceded traditional lands of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) nations.

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Media Contact
Coriana Constanda, Communications Coordinator
[email protected] or 604-591-4205


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