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How It Looks From Here: Women in Today’s Art World

International Women's Day


Sunday 8 March 2015
3 — 4pm

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RA Students painting an Italian Subject in the Women’s Life Room at Burlington House, 30.5.1925. Published in 'The Sphere', 1925 © Royal Academy of Arts

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Explore what it’s like to be a woman in today’s art world with an inter-generational panel discussion.

In 2011–12, over 60% of arts and design students in the UK were female but in that same year audits found that just 31% of London galleries presented work by women. Are men simply better artists? Or are there other reasons why the gender gap widens during the trajectory of a female artists career?

This event explores the perspectives of inter-generational female artists who have worked in the context of the Royal Academy of Arts, and how their individual experiences have shaped their understanding of the contested role of being a female artist in the 21st century.

The panel includes Royal Academicians Cathie Pilkington, Eileen Cooper and Tess Jaray, and RA Schools student Gery Georgieva, as they consider their own experiences of how they forged their careers. This discussion will be moderated by Kirsty Lang, presenter of Radio 4’s Front Row.

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Sunday 8 March 2015

3 — 4pm

Reynolds Room, Burlington House

£10. Concessions £5.