A discussion event addressing the gender imbalance in collections and archives. Women and non-binary artists are represented in public collections, but in small proportion and their stories often remain hidden. Much work is being done to redress underrepresentation in collections. We acknowledge this discussion event will not address all the absences in our public collections but that it will contribute to wider conversation and action.
This event brings together artists, curators, art historians, and interested groups and individuals for a day of presentations and open discussion. A welcoming space to explore gender imbalance from a range of perspectives, focusing on the visibility of women artists in public collections and archives.
It will also provide an opportunity for Obscure Secure artists Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley to present their findings and launch their publication on the project following a period of research and their residency at Towner Eastbourne.
Contributors include Natalie Bradbury, writer and researcher; Rebecca Birrell, curator and author of This Dark Country; Lauren Craig, artist and cultural researcher; Harriet Loffler, Curator of the Women’s Art Collection; Gina Nembhard, artist; Obscure Secure artists Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley; Renee Vaughan Sutherland, artist; Karen Taylor, curator of the Lucy Wertheim exhibitions.
£14 (General)/ £10 (Concessions & Towner Members).
Includes exhibition entry and Obscure Secure publication.
We have a budget available to make this event as accessible as possible – this can include, but is not limited to, BSL interpretation. If you require access arrangements, please email email@example.com two weeks before the event date so that we can book a service if needed.
Download the document below for more information on the speakers and their presentations.