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January 31, 2018

SOLD OUT/WAITLIST ONLY Artist-led tour: Rose Wylie “Quack Quack”

January 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our 2010 "Woman to Watch", Rose Wylie, as she leads us around her acclaimed exhibition Quack, Quack at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. “The freedom and courage of Rose Wylie shows a way forward for painting in this century.” The Guardian Rose Wylie finds inspiration for her visually compelling paintings through her daily encounters and a variety of other sources, such as the cinema, comic books, the natural world, news, celebrity stories and sport. These might include a scene from Quentin Tarantino’s…

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Breakfast and tour of The Ned

January 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The Ned,

27 Poultry



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"Rise and shine" and join us on 23 January for breakfast and a private tour of The Ned, one of London’s newest and “coolest” hotels, according to The Telegraph. Kate Byrant, Head of Collections for Soho House Group, will lead us on a tour.  Fascinating fact: more than 90% of the art at the Ned has been created by women.   We will hear about how that singular mix has come to be. The Ned was once the Midland Bank, and…

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See a NMWA exhibition in Paris: Women House at Monnaie de Paris

January 16, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

  Bourgeois at Women House Rarely do many of us living in Europe have a chance to see exhibitions at NMWA, so UK Friends of NMWA are popping over to Paris to catch Women House before it travels to NMWA in March 2018. The exhibition:  Women House Questions about a woman’s “place” resonate in our culture, and conventional ideas about the house as a feminine space persist. This new exhibition, a partnership between La Monnaie de Paris and…

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December 4, 2017

Cornelia Parker reception

December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are thrilled to invite you to a reception celebrating our 10th Anniversary as a UK charity and NMWA's thirtieth anniversary. As we announced in September, UK Friends of NMWA are presenting the museum withThirty Pieces of Silver (Exhaled) by Cornelia Parker as a celebratory gift. In honour of this occasion, Cornelia Parker will be joining us, and she will discuss her work in conversation with Jonathan Watkins, Director of the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham who has written extensively about…

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Private breakfast with couturier Anna Valentine

December 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Anna Valentine,

15 Cross Keys Close



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On 1 December, UK Friends of NMWA will be breakfasting with Anna Valentine at her showroom in Marylebone.  Anna will talk about her couture and ready-to-wear collections and what inspires her to create and design. Anna Valentine has been creating couture clothing with a modern twist for over 30 years. Her focus is on fabric, form and function. She equips her clients with an exquisitely made, flattering, perfectly tailored wardrobe, reflective of their personality and lifestyle. In addition to clothing, she…

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November 30, 2017

Oxford day trip: Chinese women artists and Hannah Ryggen: Cancelled

November 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:05 pm

Sadly we have had to cancel our trip to the Ashmolean Museum and Modern Art Oxford.

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Artist panel discussion for Women to Watch UK: Metal

November 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


30 Berkeley Square



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Our major event of the year:  the panel will feature the Women to Watch UK: Metal artists in conversation with Caroline Douglas, director of the Contemporary Art Society (CAS.) Every two to three years NMWA invites its 21 national and international outreach committees to propose a shortlist of underrepresented women artists for a themed exhibition at NMWA. The museum then selects one artist from each region for the group exhibition at NMWA. This year's theme is women working with metal. We worked…

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October 2, 2017

WAITLIST ONLY: Private tour of Deutsche Bank Art Collection

October 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a private tour of the renowned Deutsche Bank Art Collection at the firm’s offices in the City led by one of the collection's curators. We will see work by both emerging and famed artists such as that of Bridget Riley, Gillian Ayres, Laure Prouvost, Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor. While walking through the corridors and conference rooms, viewing photography, works on paper, paintings and sculpture, we will learn about the history of the collection and the…

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September 27, 2017

Jeweller Cassandra Goad in conversation with Melanie Grant

September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cassandra Goad,

147 Sloane Street



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Join us on the evening of September 27th when we kick-off the Year of Metal with jewellery designer Cassandra Goad who will be in conversation with Melanie Grant, luxury editor for The Economist. A trained goldsmith and gemologist, Cassandra has been creating jewellery for over 30 years. Melanie Grant has worked at The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and the BBC, covering the jewellery market. Their "conversation" will explore how artistic inspiration influences creativity, not to mention the beauty and fun of working with fantastic…

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Salon Series: Women Artists of the Middle East

September 26, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us at our first Salon talk of the new subscription year to learn about Women Artists of the Middle East.  This engaging, topical subject will be examined by Maria Sukkar and Maryam Eisler, two art collectors and patrons who have particular insight into Middle Eastern art. The dynamic pair will present an overview of the landscape for women artists of the Middle East:  should Middle Eastern women artists really be considered as one group? Does their work reveal distinct national/religious differences? Are the…

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