Alexis Hunter, Women in Revolt: Art, Activism and the Women’s movement in the UK 1970–1990
November 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - April 7, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
The first of its kind, Women in Revolt! is a major survey of work by over 100 women artists practicing in the UK from 1970 to 1990, using a wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, film and performance.
Among the artists displayed is Alexis Hunter, the late New Zealand painter and photographer who used feminist theory in her work. She lived and worked in London, UK, and Beaurainville, France. Hunter was also a member of the Stuckism collective.
This exhibition explores and reflects on issues and events such as: the British Women’s Liberation movement, the fight for legal changes impacting women, maternal and domestic experiences, Rock Against Racism and Punk, Greenham Common and the peace movement, the visibility of Black and South Asian Women Artists, Section 28 and the AIDs pandemic.
The show celebrates the work and lived experiences of women who, frequently working outside mainstream art institutions, were largely left out of the artistic narratives of the time. It showcases a productive, politically engaged set of communities, who changed the face of British culture and paved the way for future generations of artists.