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To mark International Women’s Day 2018, we’re presenting a week-long series of events that explore ideas of feminist futures through art and architecture. Join us as we investigate the power of art practice as a catalyst for social change.
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Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
In celebration of International Women’s Day, join us for a free one-hour tour that explores our rich history and looks at the women, both past and present, who have been important to the Royal Academy.
Free, no booking required.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly. Enter via the Keeper's House.
Join artist Sarah Pickstone and poet and playwright Rommi Smith as they discuss Pickstone’s latest painting installation and her research into the life and work of Angelica Kauffman RA.
£10, £7 concessions.
The General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join CUNTemporary co-founders, Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou, for a roundtable exploring queer and feminist curatorial strategies.
£8, £5 concessions.
Follow signs to the Fine Rooms, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we will be taking inspiration from Royal Academician Phyllida Barlow and RA Schools graduate Gery Georgieva to create our own future utopia.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly. Entrance via the Keeper's House.
Join Annette Wickham, Curator of Works on Paper at the RA, to uncover the story of women and life drawing and explore the militant campaigns, changing attitudes and evolution of the professional female artist.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day with a panel discussion exploring how architecture can help to create inclusive, liveable, and socially aware cities that embrace the full gender spectrum in an age of robotisation.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a programme of music inspired by revered female artists, including Royal Academicians Gillian Wearing, Sonia Boyce and Phyllida Barlow.
Join artists Sutapa Biswas, Jessy Jetpacks and Zadie Xa as they discuss how they use moving image in their art and its potential for structural change, chaired by broadcaster, film-maker and journalist Bidisha.
£15, £9 concessions.
Meet RA representative in the National Gallery Dining Room, Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.
Our guided tour with National Gallery lecturer and art historian, Siân Walters, traces the fascinating and little-known role of women as patrons and painters, from the medieval period to the 19th century, as illustrated through the National Gallery’s collection.
£35. Includes coffee/tea and homemade cookies on arrival.