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Women to Watch UK : Paper Work

13- 17 September at Sotheby’s New Bond Street

Women to Watchis a recurring exhibition series that partners the National Museum of Women in the Arts with its outreach committees. The series is designed to increase the visibility of emerging and underrepresented women artists. Each committee works with a local curator to select up to five artists, with examples of their work, for a shortlist from which NMWA selects one artist. The chosen artist will represent the UK in the forthcoming exhibition, Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020, on view at NMWA from June to September 2020.

Women Artists and A Brave New Art World

Women Artists and A Brave New Art World was organised by Subject Matter’s to coincide with the launch of Align, an online exhibition organised in partnership with the Royal College of Art (RCA). Kitty Dinshaw (Subject Matter), chaired a conversation about the recent changes of the art world and wether they are to the benefit of women and also non-white artists. Claire Mander, Director of theCoLAB, together with Mary Ahearn and Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee discussed the positive actions that we as curators, gallerists, journalists - and artists - can all make.

Exhibition at Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6JX, 15 – 22 Nov. 2017

Exhibition at Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6JX, 15 – 22 Nov. 2017

Women to Watch UK : Metal

Women to Watch an exhibition by UK Friends of National Museum of Women in the Arts of the work of Claire Barclay, Sara Barker, Rana Begum and Alison Wilding, kindly selected in association with Caroline Douglas, Director of the Contemporary Art Society.  The exhibition explores contemporary women artists’ diverse approaches to the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metal as a medium.  

It is part of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC’s fifth biennial exhibition in the series designed to increase the visibility of women artists who deserve greater national and international attention.  All of its 20 outreach committees including UK Friends are participating


Boyle Family

A commission of Boyle Family Contemporary Archaeology: The World Series, Gotland Site 1968/2015.  The World Series, started in 1968, and shown at the artists’ solo exhibition in the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1978, are seminal works which sit at the intersection of conceptual art, land art and performance.  The Boyle Family interrogate reality, scale and material with direct and steadfast originality.  In collaboration with the Royal British Society of Sculptors



SKULPTUR, an exhibition of contemporary sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Encompassing indoor and outdoor sculpture, video, installation, and performance, it was the first ever large scale group exhibition focused exclusively on Nordic sculpture in London across 3 sites: RBS, Imperial College London’s Prince’s Gardens and Goethe Institute London.  The participating artists, most of whom had never exhibited in London before were: Nanna Rützou Abell, Jacob Dahlgren, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Marianne Hall, Timo Heino, Michael Johansson, Otto Karvonen, Tove Kjellmark, Anne Koskinen, Mariken Kramer, Maija Närhinen, Gudrun Nielsen, Laila Pullinen, Karianne Stensland, Hartmut Stockter and Jarno Vesala.  The selection panel included Richard Wentworth and we published Skulptur, in partnership with Hatje Kantz London 2015.  In collaboration with the Royal British Society of Sculptors


Manchester Art Gallery

Lecture on public sculpture and its site in the context of:
Sculpture: a fabrication, a research and development project by artist Nicola Ellis, in collaboration with Mark Devereux Projects in November 2017.

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Artscape Nordland

Chair of Panel discussion coinciding with the book launch to mark the 25 year anniversary of Skulpturlandskap Nordland/ Artscape Nordland. This visionary project saw the commissioning and installation of 36 outdoor sculptural works in 25 years that responded to the sublime and remote landscape beyond the Artic Circle in the far north of Norway.  The panel comprises: Antony Gormley, A K Dolven and Mareeta Jukkuri to be held at the residence of Mona Juul, the Norwegian Ambassador in London in October 2017. In collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, London and Artscape Nordland.