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April 25, 2018

Curator-led tour of Tacita Dean’s “Still Life” at the National Gallery

April 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

We are delighted that National Gallery curator, Bart Cornelis, will lead us through Tacita Dean's  exhibition at the National Gallery before the gallery opens to the public.  This exhibition is one of three London locations collaborating in showing multiple facets of Dean's work this spring, showcasing Dean's talents as both an artist and a curator. Guided by her own understanding of still life and its influence on her practice, the artist has curated a selection of works, ranging from 17th-century paintings to recently completed…

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Book Talk and Signing — Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women with Liz Rideal and Kathleen Soriano

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

45 Park Lane Hotel,

45 Park Lane


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Join us for a fabulous evening and a glass of bubbly at the glamorous 45 Park Lane with authors Liz Rideal and Kathleen Soriano as they discuss their "hot off the press" book, Madam & Eve: Women Portraying Women.  Their timely book explores the specifically female development of artistic practice since the 1970s, and the impact that various feminist movements have had on the development of contemporary art. Liz is a Reader at the Slade School of Art and a lecturer at the National Portrait…

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March 20, 2018

Visit two Mayfair Galleries: “Sturtevant” and “Women Look at Women”

March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Richard Saltoun Gallery,

111 Great Titchfield Street



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Join us for a fabulous evening visit to two galleries in Mayfair. First we will visit Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac's exhibition, Vice Versa, a show of paintings, photographs, installation, videos and wallpaper by the American artist Sturtevant.  Julia Peyton-Jones, the show's curator, will lead us through the exhibition, which consists of works from the artist's estate and private collections. Then we will go to the nearby Richard Saltoun gallery, where we will visit Women Look at Women, featuring works by thirteen artists which reflect different aspects of the relationship women have with…

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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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