Women and non-binary artists are represented in public collections, but in small proportion and their stories often remain hidden. Much work is being done to redress underrepresentation in collections. We acknowledge this discussion event will not address all the absences in our public collections but that it will contribute to wider conversation and action. This event brings together artists, curators, art historians, and interested groups and individuals for a day of presentations and open discussion. A welcoming space to explore gender imbalance from a range of perspectives, focusing on the visibility of women artists in public collections and archives.
The event will also provide an opportunity for Obscure Secure artists Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley to present their findings and launch their publication on the project following a period of research and their residency at Towner Eastbourne.
Confirmed contributors include Natalie Bradbury, writer and researcher; Katy Deepwell, feminist art critic and academic; Harriet Loffler, Curator of the New Hall Art Collection; Obscure Secure artists Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley; Haley Moyse Fenning, PHD researcher; Karen Taylor, curator of the Wertheim exhibitions.