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The Future is Female: trends in representation of women artists in the UK


Monday, 2 October at 6 p.m.


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Join us for an evening discussing the rise in representation of female-identifying artists in the UK as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of East London Fawcett’s Art Audit, a year-long campaign that assessed female representation in London’s museums and galleries. We will hear from the authors of the Freelands Foundation’s 2015-2022 report which continued ELF’s research as we reflect on the changing landscape for women artists over the last decade.


  • Dr. Charlotte Bonham-Carter – curator, educator and author of Representation of Women Artists in the UK, Freelands Foundation, 2016 and 2022
  • Mary Evans – artist, educator, Director of Slade
  • Dr. Kate McMillan – artist, educator and author of Representation of Female Artists in Britain 2018-2020
  • Gemma Rolls-Bentley – curator, educator and author of the initial 2012-2013 East London Fawcett Art Audit

All guests: £20, Friends and Patrons: £15.

We thank Cromwell Place for their support in making this event possible.

Image credit: Lilly Martin Spencer, The Artist and Her Family at a Fourth of July Picnic, ca. 1864; National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Cromwell Place
South Kensington

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Monday, 2 October 6 pm