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To mark its 30th anniversary, the gallery that helped launch the careers of Tracey Emin, Paula Rego and Rachel Whiteread opens its first all-women exhibition.

The gallery is emphatic that this show does not intend to represent an overarching account of contemporary female practice, but instead is part of its enduring commitment to highlight the work of talented women artists at the early stage of their careers.

The title – drawn from one of the works in the show – is suggestive of the affluence often associated with the art world. Yet here it is used ironically, contrasting with the reality of many long hours working hard in the studio.

Featured are 14 artists hailing from across the world, including Mequitta Ahuja, who weaves autobiographical details with ancient myths to create highly-saturated canvases, Mia Feuer whose Jerusalem Donkey was produced following a series of workshops with children in Palestine where the animals are vital to navigate military roadblocks, and Alice Anderson who has used 181 kilometres of thread to create mummified versions of ordinary objects.

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