Artist talks

Caro Halford & Janet Currier: Coming out of the shadow

05 Mar 2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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London-based contemporary artists ​Caro Halford and ​Janet Currier ​looking at the position of female artists as they finally come out of the shadow of men and pave their own path for succeeding as artists.

In celebration of International Women’s Day​, UNFRAME and Fora presents a talk with London-based contemporary artists ​Caro Halford and ​Janet Currier. The talk ​looks at feminism in art. As well as this, it discusses the position of female artists as they finally come out of the shadow of men and pave their own path for succeeding as artists. They focus on discussing equality in the arts.

The artists consider the position of women and female artists in the art world from the C18th onwards. Likewise, in the talk they cover a wide range of topics. Starting with the lack of female members at the Royal Academy, moving to celebrating C18th Academicians Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser. Equally, the news of Laura Knight being made president of the RA recently is celebrated. As well as they, they discuss a curatorial project ‘Mothership’ and celebrate mother-artists. As well as this, the artists touch on social and political concerns of women and their sexuality. Overall, the talk is a celebration of the female artist​. ​

Explore both artists’ work further –

Caro Halford

Janet Currier

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