British Women Artists 1750-1950
Post-graduate/Early Career Study Day
University of Glasgow & Glasgow School of Art
Thursday, 29 June 2017
British Women Artists 1750-1950, a Sub-Group of Tate’s British Art Network was founded in 2015 to provide opportunities for knowledge exchange between University-based scholars and museum/gallery-based curators/researchers and stimulate new thinking and exhibition projects around women’s art works. On 30th June 2017, the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art will jointly host the Fifth Meeting of the Sub-Group on the theme of ‘Female Networks’, especially the kind of informal networks through which women furthered their study and practice as artists, designers and craft workers.
To mark the occasion, a postgraduate/early career study day is planned to take place on Thursday, 29th June to encourage reflection upon this rich topic in new and diverse ways. Questions might include: Why did women find networking necessary/desirable for their practice/employment? How were their networks organised? What did they achieve? How did they secure the resources they needed? What kind of spaces did they occupy? Were these temporary or permanent? Were there ready-made networks that could be adopted and reinvented by women to make them productive? To what extent, and in what ways, did clusters of women meet on a local level? On a regional level? A trans-national level?
The day, (venue tbc) will be an opportunity to present your research, network with colleagues and peers in an informal workshop setting. Free entry. Tea/coffee/sandwiches provided.
Participants are also welcome to attend the Sub-Group meeting on 30th June on a ticketed basis (limited places – first come, first served). Enquire about other Sub-Group events here.
Further information, PG/early career day: Dr Robyne Calvert, Glasgow School of Art (Robyne.Calvert@gsa.ac.uk)
British Women Artists 1750-1950 Sub-Group meeting convenor: Dr Patricia de Montfort, History of Art, School of Culture &Creative Arts, University of Glasgow (Patricia.de-Montfort@glasgow.ac.uk)