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25/03/2011 - 19/05/2011
Crossing Centuries: Works by Women Artists 1830 to 2000
Monday 25 March 2011 to Thursday 19 May 2011
Monday to Saturday 1:30 – 5:00pm
Celebrating a century of Women’s International Day, this exhibition highlights historic, modern and contemporary work by women artists in the Southwark Art Collection. Through selected themes and genres, art by women working in the nineteenth century will be seen alongside works by some of today’s most well-known female artists. Topographical studies of local Bankside and a selection of twentieth century prints in a range of media will illustrate different periods of collecting. Featured artists include Margaret Sarah Carpenter, Prunella Clough, Leila Faithfull, Pauline Aitken, Kathe Kollwitz, Sarah Staton, Tracey Emin, Anya Gallaccio, Grace Golden, Barbara Hepworth, Gertrude Hermes, Sarah Lucas, Elisbeth Frink, Bertha Newcombe and Gillian Wearing.
Crossing centuries: Works by women artists’ 1830 to 2000 highlights historic, modern and contemporary work by women in the Southwark Art Collection. Art by nineteenth century women is displayed alongside work by some of today’s most well-known artists, illustrating contemporary approaches to art historical themes and genres. Women are also represented in areas that have been a focus for collecting at different points in time. Works purchased since the 1920s as a way of recording the local area of Bankside are featured. Some of the most established women artists of the twentieth century are represented through the collection of prints acquired since the 1950s.
The Southwark Art Collection contains works of art donated from the time of the founding of the South London Art Gallery in 1891.This has been added to under local authority management, most recently by Southwark Council. Contemporary works acquired by the South London Gallery continue to enter the collection.