Sign up for our autumn Walk and Talk, starting at Wellington Arch and ending at the Hayward Gallery where Senior Curator and AWITA Founding Member Dr Zoe Whitley will introduce the major retrospective exhibition of celebrated British artist Bridget Riley. We walk in small groups with mentors and discuss topics relevant to professional development including ‘managing teams’, ‘developing collections’ and ‘communications strategy’.
RSVP here for our autumn panel discussion. AWITA is partnering with Phaidon to celebrate their new publication “Great Women Artists” (a new survey of over 400 artists from the past 500 years).
The evening at Sotheby's is centred around the question "Why Women?". This panel discussion will be moderated by Phaidon Commissioning Editor Rebecca Morrill, and will include Mary Findlay, International Curator for Art, Culture and Sport at Deutsche Bank, Harriet Loffler, Curator of the New Hall Art Collection and Wells Fray-Smith, Assistant Curator: Special Projects, Whitechapel Gallery. We will explore how and why female-focused initiatives can benefit the whole art world. We hope this discussion will provide inspiration, and have far-reaching impact.
Arrival at Sotheby's from 6:30pm, with the panel commencing at 7:00pm. The evening will end by 8:30pm.
Save the date - Tuesday 10th December for our annual christmas discussion/ celebration.
Our panel will discuss navigating image, power and personal style in the event driven art world
Hosted by Edeline Lee X Fenwick of Bond Street, as part Edeline Lee's Women and Power speaker programme
Edeline Lee AW19 Photo by Amelia Troubridge
Please join us for a joint AWITA x a-n ( The Artists Information Company) panel discussion "Mind the Gap", which explores the break many women choose (or are forced to) take as part of their careers in the art world.
Speakers include Jane and Louise Wilson, Emily Speed and Rana Begum. Moderated by Louisa Buck.
The event will take place at Bold Tendencies at 6.30pm
Bosse & Baum and Hannah Barry Gallery will open for AWITA members 5-6.30pm
We are delighted to invite you to our next event. As you may be aware, a new centre for contemporary art is coming to Goldsmiths in September 2018. Assemble, the London-based architects who won the Turner Prize in 2015, were selected to convert the former public baths and Victorian water tanks on the south London campus into the new 1,000 sq. m centre housing eight gallery spaces.
Drawing on the techniques of the Old Masters, Carla van de Puttelaar dressed and shot female figureheads of the art world. Her painterly portraits are a study in strength and empowerment. The Weiss Gallery will be showcasing sixty of these photographs from 16th until the 31st May 2018. The Weiss Gallery will be hosting us for a breakfast view of the show on Friday 18th May, from 8.30am through 10.00am.
We will meet at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac at 8.15am for coffee, leaving promptly at 830am. We will then walk to Somerset House, in pre-allocated in pairs or small groups. Somerset House Deputy Director Diana Spiegelberg will welcome the group; artist Eloise Hawser will introduce her work in the Somerset House Studio exhibition: "Eloise Hawser: By the Deep, By the Mark".
Hauser & Wirth is delighted to host a special breakfast view of Lorna Simpson’s exhibition 'Unanswerable' to celebrate International Women's Day. It's Simpson's first show since she joined the gallery, and the work (most relevantly) raises questions about the nature of representation, identity, race, history and gender.
As part of our mentoring programme, AWITA are thrilled to announce our first ‘Walk and Talk’ on the morning of Tuesday 18th July. Members are invited to discuss career challenges in smaller groups of two or three members, alongside a mentor.
The walk will pass Mhairi Vari's multi part sculptural installation ’Support for a Cloud’ which is part of Sculpture in the City 2017. The walk will follow a route across London Bridge, ending at White Cube Bermondsey for coffee and croissants; we will then view the new exhibition 'Dreamers Awake' in the company of exhibition curator Susanna Greeves.
The exhibition brings together over 100 works by women artists, which explore sexual politics, eroticism, mysticism, and identity. Rarely seen paintings by key figures associated with the original Surrealist movement, such as Eileen Agar and Leonora Carrington, are shown alongside modern and contemporary artists including Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Claude Cahun, Mona Hatoum, Linder, Laurie Simmons, Gillian Wearing, Hannah Wilke and many more.
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Artist and Professor Sonia Boyce, Thelma Golden (Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York) and Zoe Whitley (Curator, International Art, Tate) will discuss with moderator Caroline Douglas (Director, Contemporary Art Society) how they have approached and embraced transitions throughout their professional lives. The panel will also explore the impact of these transitions on their personal situations at varying times during their careers.
'Transitions' is a members-only event. To enquire about AWITA membership please contact email@example.com.
We are delighted that Georgina Adam, Melanie Gerlis and Sophie Macpherson will be discussing mentoring – both in concept and in practice – on Tuesday 25th April.
It is particularly relevant as Melanie has taken over roles from Georgina not once, but twice now – firstly at The Art Newspaper, and now at the FT. Melanie will discuss how much Georgina’s support has meant throughout her career, while Georgina will discuss her own role models. Sophie Macpherson will not only moderate the discussion, but will add her own thoughts about advancing one's career to the next level. It is the first time these three women will have, in a way, interviewed one another and we cannot think of a finer introduction to what will be an ongoing series for AWITA.
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