Location: Towner Eastbourne

A discussion event addressing the gender imbalance in collections and archives. Women and non-binary artists are represented in public collections, but in small proportion and their stories often remain hidden. Much work is being done to redress underrepresentation in collections. We acknowledge this discussion event will not address all the absences in our public collections but that it will contribute to wider conversation and action.

This event brings together artists, curators, art historians, and interested groups and individuals for a day of presentations and open discussion. A welcoming space to explore gender imbalance from a range of perspectives, focusing on the visibility of women artists in public collections and archives.

It will also provide an opportunity for Obscure Secure artists Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley to present their findings and launch their publication on the project following a period of research and their residency at Towner Eastbourne.

Booking essential: Ticket £14, concession £10 (includes entry to exhibitions and Obscure Secure publication)

Image credit: Kathleen Walne, The Carpet Slippers, watercolour, 1933, 53x36cm
Photo credit: Douglas Atfield

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