Alice Strang – Curating Women Artists: Modern Scottish Women Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965

Event Date: 16 March 2016

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Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
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The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents:

Dr Alice Strang (National Galleries of Scotland) – Curating Women Artists: Modern Scottish Women Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965

This talk will examine the issues involved in curating women artists of the period 1885-1965, from the debate about women-only exhibitions, issues which affected the artists due to their gender and the ebb and flow of their life-time and posthumous reputations. Based on the research for and response to the current Modern Scottish Women exhibition in Edinburgh, it will also look at the definition of ‘Scottish’ as well as public galleries’ policies of acquiring and displaying work by women artists – thus making space for women’s art.

Dr Alice Strang is a Senior Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland. She curated Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965 which runs at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art until 26 June.

Part of the HARC Making Space for Art Lecture Series.

‘Making Space for Art’ series organisers: Dr Laura MacCulloch (Curator, RHUL), Dr Giuliana Pieri, Prof Eric Robertson (SMLLC, RHUL)

Introduction by Dr Giuliana Pieri (SMLLC, RHUL):

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