malevolence / mə’lεv(e)1(ə)ns/
The quality of being malevolent; the wishing or the disposition to wish evil to others; ill will (The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Volume I)

The MALEVOLENCE initiative starts in Gloucester on 15th February 2024, with an exhibition and surrounding programme. The exhibition brings together a diverse range of works by highly acclaimed international artists and local emerging talent. Looking at different aspects of gender-based violence, it explores society’s attitudes towards the victims and perpetrators of such crimes, highlighting the need for radical change. MALEVOLENCE aims to raise greater awareness of this complex issue and contribute to the campaigning for its elimination.

The Gloucester chapter of this campaign is timed to coincide with the visit of the Anti-Violence Bee Monument, which will be in Kings Square on the 16th February. See the bee-fearless website for future details.

Stay tuned for further information as the initiative unfolds …



GLOUCESTER EXHIBITION: MALEVOLENCE - challenging society's attitudes to gender-based violence and continuing the campaign for its elimination.

Join the Swarm!

GLOUCESTER EVENT, 22 Kings Walk: 16TH February (17:00 - 19:00) - official (but informal) opening of MALEVOLENCE

Using Photography to Tell Difficult Stories

GLOUCESTER EVENT 17/18 February. Award-winning Bulgarian photographer Eugenia Maximova will guide participants through the process of using photography to tell a difficult story, based on her own experience.

Bee Monument: Photo Competition

Photography competition to see your work featured in the Eastgate Centre and be in with a chance to win a prize!


Curator's tour of the exhibition MALEVOLENCE, followed by a light breakfast and discussion.

Open Call

Open Call for Gloucestershire based artists to create designs around ‘MALEVOLENCE’; an exhibition about gender-based violence.


MALEVOLENCE aims to raise greater awareness of gender-based violence and contribute to campaigning for its elimination. Here are some organisations and contacts who may offer help if you're affected by any of these issues

This project has been made possible through the generous support of
the Knife Angel Legacy Fund, Canon and Kings Walk Shopping Centre