We have partnered with the art app Smartify to launch an exclusive audio tour of our new exhibition at The Lightbox gallery: Redressing the balance: Women Artists from The Ingram Collection.
Some of the best-known British artists of the 20th century were women. Artists such as Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) and Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) worked against pre-conceptions to forge successful careers and contribute in ground-breaking ways to the histories of art. But these women remained the exception, and since the 1970s debate has taken place around why gender parity in the arts – in terms of exhibition representation, presence in museum collections and commercial success – is so hard to achieve.
To support and inspire young women artists, it is important for them to be able to see historical women artists in museums getting the critical and contextual placement they deserve. This exhibition explores the ideas and narratives behind paintings, sculptures, film and performance-based artworks by a variety of women artists in The Ingram Collection, placing works by well-known artists alongside those by women who have graduated from art school over the last twenty years.
Our new audio tour, written and presented by Jo Baring, is available now and features all of the works in the exhibition, as well as some added extras and extended content. To access the tour, you can download the free Smartify app from the Apple or Android store, or click here.
The exhibition at The Lightbox runs from 11 August – 20 September 2020.
£7.50 Day Pass | Lightbox Members Free | Under 21s Free
Pre-book your timeslot here.