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May 16, 2019

Women at Photo London

May 16, 2019

Following the success of our 2018 tour of Photo London, we are again offering an outing to London's premiere photo event.  Join us this year as we tour with Tristan Lund, curator of the Discovery Section at the Fair, who will introduce some the world's upcoming photography galleries, with a special emphasis on women's photography. This fair has over 100 galleries and publishers.  Admission included in your contribution. Meeting place to be confirmed. Contribution: Patrons free, £15 Friends, £25 Visitors.…

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Curator-led visit to Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern

May 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Tate Modern

Dorothea Tanning, painter, sculptor, poet was a leading light of women in the surrealist movement. We will be gathering at the Tate Modern to join curator and scholar Alyce Mahon for an in-depth tour of this seminal exhibition. It brings together 100 works from her seven-decade career. Contributions: Patrons free, Friends £15, Visitors £25. RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org Dorothea Tanning, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1943. Tate. © DACS, 2019

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April 26, 2019

Artist talk with Chantal Joffe

April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria Miro Mayfair,

14 St George Street


London W1S 1FH

United Kingdom

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Please join us for a talk with acclaimed British artist Chantal Joffe in conjunction with a new exhibition of her work at Victoria Miro.  The Mayfair gallery will be presenting self-portraits from a series started in 2018.  On New Year's Day, 2018, the artist set herself the challenge of working on a new self-portrait every day for the coming year.  This daily practice has resulted in a series of characteristically unflinching works. Similar, but infinitely various, these works offer a…

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Mary Quant at the V&A

April 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant and models at the launch of the quantafoot collection, 1967. © PA Prints 2008 Twiggy, Carnaby Street, the mini-car. Join our favourite fashion expert, Sonnet Stanfill, for a talk about the life and work of Mary Quant before we enter the gallery space to view the fabulous work of fashion mega-star, Mary Quant. She revolutionised it all: hot pants, mini-skirts, make-up and the British high street itself. Charge: Patrons - £15; Friends - £20; Visitors - £25. Please RSVP to: RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org…

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March 28, 2019

Diane Arbus at Hayward Gallery: curator-led tour

March 28, 2019 @ 9:50 am - 12:00 pm

Hayward Gallery

Join us for a curator-led explanation of  Diane Arbus' work at the Hayward Gallery.  This exhibition explores the first seven years of photographer Diane Arbus’ career, from 1956 to 1962. Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she was born and died. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and pedestrians are among the most intimate, surprising and haunting works of art of the 20th century. This exhibition is the first solo show…

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New Dawn & Art in Parliament

March 12, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 7:30 pm

The House of Commons


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Join us for a short talk by Mary Branson, creator of the New Dawn sculptural light installation at Parliament, followed by a 45-minute suffragette themed tour of Parliament.  'New Dawn' is located above the entrance to St Stephen’s Hall, the site of numerous demonstrations for the right to vote. Please stay for the International Women's Day talk about Mary Astor, from 6:00 - 7:15 pm (followed by refreshments) in the Attlee Suite.  Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth (Astor's constituency) and…

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January 21, 2019

50 Works by 50 British Women Artists: 1900-1950

January 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Ambulatory, Mercer’s Company

Gladys Hynes, "Penny for the Guy – the thought that all war is caused by the faceless money men of the City," 1940Oil on boardImage Courtesy of the Liss Llewellyn Gallery Curator Sasha Llewellyn will guide us through an exhibit that attempts to answer Linda Nochlin's question, "Why have there been no great women artists?" 50/50 addresses the exclusion of women from the canon by introducing fifty artworks by known and lesser-known women.  Fifty commentaries by fifty different writers will…

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Modern Couples at the Barbican: Curator-led tour

January 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Barbican Gallery

Start the new year with a curator-led tour of this highly acclaimed exhibition that explores how relationships can set a path for artistic output. The comprehensive show looks at the work of 40 artist couples active in the first half of the 20th century.  The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long. The exhibition includes Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Federico García Lorca; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego…

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November 28, 2018

Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

November 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Join us at a talk by curator Laura Smith, speaking about Virginia Woolf, an exhibition inspired by her writings at the Fitzwilliam Museum.   Thanks to the generosity of our long time supporters at Whitechapel Gallery we have a number of reserved places for the talk from 1:15 - 2 pm. Afterward, we will visit Murray Edwards College (formerly NewHall) and get a guided tour of their impressive collection of art by British female artists. Please book your own transport:  Susan, Claire…

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October 30, 2018

South London gallery tour

October 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Break out of the routine with an outing to three superb South London galleries, each bringing women to the fore. We will start at Gallery Corvi-Mora at 10 am, and end with a self-treat lunch.  First, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Director of the eponymous gallery will speak about artist Dorota Jurczak. Polish-born Jurczak’s macabre, darkly whimsical works are influenced by folklore and mythology, combined with her own imagination.  In the bizarre, dream-like narrative of Jurczak’s work, distorted human figures, creeping woods, and anthropomorphic creatures play out their dramas in vibrantly-colored, indistinct…

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