Skip to content

Ever since Linda Nochlin asked the question in 1971, 'Why have there been no great women artists?', art history has been probing the female gaze. By highlighting the remarkable careers of a few women artists working in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century, this talk will argue that a vision of British art history closer to a 50/50 balance would not only provide a truer account, but also a more vivid and meaningful narrative. 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 heroines of 20th century British art. In 2018 she curated the ground-breaking touring exhibition, 50/50; Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists 1900 - 1950, which aimed to reinsert lost female voices into the art historical narrative. She has published widely and contributed to and edited many books and catalogues on British art.

All events are free but booking is essential. To book visit or phone the City Art Centre on 0131 529 3993.


The rise and rise of women artists in Twentieth Century Britain