Show Women: New Exhibition at Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

In 1918, 40 per cent of women across the UK were legally entitled to vote for the first time. 100 years later, we respond to the first wave of women to get the vote with Show Women: an exhibition of painting, sculpture, film and installation by contemporary women and non-binary artists.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Gibberd Gallery and two of the UK’s most significant collections of modern and contemporary British art: the Jerwood Collection and the Ingram Collection. Loaned work by both emerging and established artists such as Victoria Sin, BP Portrait Award winner Aleah Chapin, and Rose Wylie will be on display alongside a special interpretation of the Gibberd Gallery’s own Sir Frederick Gibberd 20th Century Watercolour collection, reflecting upon the changing landscape for women’s work over the last 100 years.

10 August – 27 October 2018

Thursday 9th August, 7 – 8.30 pm: Private view and special introduction by Lara Wardle, Curator of the Jerwood Collection. All welcome.


TALK: And Then There Were Women (Artists) | Tuesday 21st August2-3pm, FREE
The first of two talks by art historian Lin Hilton. This talk surveys the history of women artists throughout western art history, with opportunity for questions and debate. Book via Eventbrite.

TALK: Frink & Hepworth, Women About Town | Wednesday 5th September, 2-3pm, FREE
The second of two talks by art historian Lin Hilton. This talk focuses on Elisabeth Frink and Barbara Hepworth, two major figures of post-war British art, who both contributed sculpture to Harlow. Book via Eventbrite.

TOUR: 1-Day Art and Sculpture Tour | Thursday 20th September10-3pm, £28 per person
Coffee and tour of the exhibition and permanent collection at the Gibberd Gallery followed by a guided coach journey through urban areas, New Hall, and lunch at the Gibberd Gardens. Email or phone the gallery to book.

Find out more here:

Gibberd Gallery
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
Essex CM20 1WG


Image: Victoria Sin, Bag Fun! (2015), balloons, carrier bag, hanger, fishing line © The Artist