Museums at Night—Great Women Artists
- Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 17:30 – 20:30
- Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
- Cost: £6.00. Book online here
"Why have there been no great women artists?" Join us for an insightful evening where we challenge Linda Nochlin’s controversial question by shining a light on the women behind the art.
Join us for this special Museums at Night event and enjoy two insightful talks, cocktails and great art.
Want to discover more women artists? Well we have 50 of them currently on display! "Fifty works by Fifty British Women Artists 1900–1950" is an exhibition which pays tribute to the extraordinary cultural production of 50 women artists who lived and worked in Britain during the first half of the 20th century.
At this exclusive after-hours event you will join curator Sacha Llewellyn from Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, as she takes you behind the scenes and goes through the process of curating the 50/50 exhibition. Explore the amazing stories of the women behind the art on display.
You will also hear from Yorkshire artist Katharine Holmes and discover a local story, as she talks about the women in her family and the three generations of art-making that influence her practice.
Throughout the evening you can enjoy drinks, nibbles and a lot of wonderful conversations.
With only 50 spaces book now so you don’t miss out.
Sacha Llewellyn is an independent writer and curator and Director of Liss Llewellyn. She has a particular interest in interwar British Modernism and the unsung heroes and heroines of 20th century British art. She co-curated exhibitions such as the Winifred Knights survey exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery and "True to Life; British Realist Art in the 1920s and 1930s" at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. She has also published widely on the artists of the British School at Rome and women artists.
Katharine Holmes is an artist who has become known for her paintings that capture the northern landscape, predominantly her native Yorkshire Dales. Born into a Malhamdale family of painters in 1962, Katharine studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before returning to the Yorkshire Dales in 1990.