Their motifs tell the viewer about the female economic power in the port of Hamburg and its change from 1900 to the present. The FrauenFreiluftGalerie stretches along the northern bank of the Elbe from Fischmarkt to Övelgönne and is accessible around the clock, barrier-free and free of charge.
As a round-the-clock gallery, it is unique in Hamburg: 14 large-format paintings on the banks of the Elbe at the moment, tendency: growing. Glimpses into the reality of work, arousing curiosity for the port, traditionally considered a "male domain", is one of the aims here. Female painters from Hamburg, Argentina, New York, London make the change artistically visible. This is based on interviews with the port women and research by cultural historians.
The paintings on walls and stairs form a cultural pearl necklace between the fish market and Neumühlen over a length of two kilometres. A tour of the open-air gallery can be undertaken on your own or as an explanatory walk. The autonomous non-profit project offers walks, bicycle tours, films and lectures.