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2018: Metal

The fifth rendition of Women to Watch featured artists investigating the expressive possibilities of metalwork, through a wide variety of techniques, creating works ranging from jewelry to sculpture and conceptual forms.  The exhibition sought to disrupt the stale narrative that metal remains within the purview of men and demonstrated the vibrancy that contemporary female artists bring to the material.

Phillips Auction House hosted our Women to Watch UK: Metal exhibition in November 2017, attracting over 1,000 visitors.  Minimalist sculpture by Rana Begum was selected and shown in Washington’s exhibit: Heavy Metal.

Short Listed Artists

Claire Barclay

Sara Barker

Rana Begum

Alison Wilding


Caroline Douglas, Contemporary Art Society