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Women with influence: beyond the artist

International Women's Day 2020


Thursday 5 March 2020
6.30 — 7.45pm

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Enam Gbewonyo, Victoria Siddall and Louisa Buck

Our panel of influential women working in contemporary art discuss what they are doing to encourage, inspire and support artists and women of the future.

Join our panel, chaired by art critic and correspondent Louisa Buck, and including director of Frieze Fairs Victoria Siddall and founder of BBFA Enam Gbewonyo, as they discuss what influential women are doing in order to support art and artists.

Spanning different sectors of the art world, our panel explore the incredible developments that are happening everyday and examine what can be done for the mentoring, visibility, promotion and access of leading women of the future.

Louisa Buck is a writer and broadcaster and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper. Her books include Owning Art: The Contemporary Art Collector’s Handbook and Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, Collectors and Artists. She was a judge for the 2005 Turner Prize.

Enam Gbewonyo is a British Ghanaian artist whose practice investigates identity, womanhood, and humanity through the mediums of textiles, performance and handcraft. Gbewonyo is also a curator as well as the founder of the Black British Female Artist (BBFA) Collective.

Victoria Siddall oversees all four Frieze Fairs in her role as Global Director. Siddall is also Chair of the board of trustees of Studio Voltaire, a non-profit gallery and artist studio complex in south London.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Melanie Keen is unable to participate in the panel.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Thursday 5 March 2020

6.30 — 7.45pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9