Skip to main content

Women and the Arts Forum Conference 2024

Widening the narrative

Discover the significant contributions of women, from artists to dealers, in shaping the history and collection of the National Gallery and beyond.
Date
Wednesday, 26 June 2024
Time
10 am - 5.30 pm, doors open at 9.30 am

About

Historically, women artists and their achievements have been overlooked, marginalised or omitted from mainstream art discourse. By acknowledging and studying women’s roles in art, we gain a more comprehensive understanding of artistic development, challenge traditional narratives and promote gender equality in the art world. Additionally, recognising women’s contributions enriches our appreciation of diverse perspectives and influences on artistic expression throughout history.

The Women and the Arts Forum Conference 2024, a significant addition to the National Gallery’s Bicentenary celebrations, focuses on women artists, copyists, dealers and artists-in-residence. With two key areas of exploration, the conference delves into rethinking the dialogue and curation around ‘women artists’, while also highlighting the pivotal role women have played in shaping both the Gallery’s rich past and the broader landscape of art history.

Join experts as we collectively celebrate the invaluable contributions of women to the arts and champion a more inclusive and equitable future in the art world. 

Speakers include: Annabel Bai Jackson, Tabitha Barber, Céline Condorelli, Lauren Elkin, Flavia Frigeri, Eliza Goodpasture, Sarah Herring, Jon King, Amy Mechowski, Priyesh Mistry, Isobel Muir, Paris Spies-Gans, Marina Warner and Annette Wickham.

Image: Detail from Rosa Bonheur, 'The Horse Fair', 1855

Venue

This conference is taking place at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE.

Please be aware that the toilet facilities at this venue are not fully accessible. Attendees with accessibility requirements may need to use the fully accessible facilities at the Royal Academy just across the courtyard, until it closes at 6pm. Staff will be on hand to accompany you if needed. We apologise for this inconvenience.

The conference will be livestreamed. If you would prefer to watch the livestream online, please book tickets here.

Conference programme

See the programme of speakers and panels.

Supported by

The Women and the Arts Conference is generously supported by the Diane Apostolos-Cappadona Trust in honour of Stacia Apostolos.

Conferences & seminars

Women and the Arts Forum Conference 2024

Widening the narrative

Discover the significant contributions of women, from artists to dealers, in shaping the history and collection of the National Gallery and beyond.
Date
Wednesday, 26 June 2024
Time
10 am - 5.30 pm, doors open at 9.30 am

Tickets

Standard: £15
Concessions: £11
Students: £11

Please book a ticket to attend this conference, which is taking place at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, London W1J 0BE

If you would prefer to watch the livestream of the conference, please book tickets here.

Bookings close one hour before the event.

Concessions are for full-time students, jobseekers, and disabled adults.