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Museums at Night – Great Women Artists

Museums at Night – Great Women Artists
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16 May 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

University of Leeds, Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

‘Why have there been no great women artists?’ Join us for an insightful evening where we will challenge Linda Nochlin’s controversial question by shining the 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 have influenced 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 which capture the Northern Landscape, predominantly her native Yorkshire Dales. Born into a Malhamdale family of painters in 1962 and following degree study in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Katharine returned to the Yorkshire Dales in 1990.

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Wheelchair access to the galleries is through the Chemistry Building to the right of the Parkinson Building steps. The entrance is marked “Chemistry” and has ramp access.

The accessible wheelchair entrance opens automatically between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, visitors can press the buzzer above the card reader and speak to a member of staff who can open the door remotely.

It is approximately 70 metres from the wheelchair accessible entrance to the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery and approximately 105 metres to The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

Assistance dogs are welcome and there are hearing aid induction loops in the galleries.

Large print exhibition guides are available.

Find out about car parking for disabled blue badge holders.

Contact us if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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