Weekend course
Women Artists in Britain: 1750-2000

Saturday 7 December 2019 - Sunday 8 December 2019

  • Saturday 7 December 2019 - Sunday 8 December 2019

  • Seminar Room 1, South Kensington

  • Course price £147.00 - £195.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

There have always been women artists but, until very recently, female artists have often been ignored by the art world. This course celebrates the careers of talented and determined British women, across the centuries. Covering wide variety of media, you will learn how inspiring individuals pushed the boundaries of art to challenge and even surpass their male contemporaries.

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Justine Hopkins

Course Leader Justine Hopkins

Dr Justine Hopkins is a freelance art historian, lecturer and writer. She completed an MA at the Courtauld and a PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published a biography of painter and sculptor Michael Ayrton, and contributed to a wide variety of periodicals; she is a registered lecturer for The Arts Society.

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Course Overview

The history of women artists has always been one of defiance and struggle, yet as this course demonstrates there have always been outstanding individuals to challenge all difficulties and create art even against dispiriting odds, and Britain has played host to some of the most exceptional among them. The course focuses particularly on sculpture and portrait painting, both traditionally considered the absolute prerogative of the male hand and gaze; we will also explore the way in which the women of the Arts and Crafts Movement turned traditionally “feminine” pursuits to the making of art as visually and intellectually challenging as anything produced in more conventional ‘fine art’ media. Sessions will include opportunities for close examination of works owned by the V&A.


Further Information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Weekend course: Women Artists in Britain: 1750-2000

7 December 2019 - 8 December 2019

£147.00 - £195.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)