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Overlap : Relationships, Reputation and Legacy of Women Artists
3 June 2017

As two Jerwood Gallery exhibitions featuring women artists overlap (Jean Cooke and Eileen Agar), we are delighted to welcome curators and authors of A Woman’s Place Project Day+Gluckman, artist Jessica Voorsanger and Tate Curator and art historian Carol Jacobi to the gallery, to discuss the complex relationship of a woman artist to her personal biography.

The panel will have an honest and frank conversation about the legacy of women artists and how their art is often overlooked in favour of their relationships to male artists.

Saturday 3 June, from 11.30am - 12.30pm 

£10 (£8 for Jerwood Gallery Members)

Jessica Voorsanger’s art practice looks at the construct of self, often through humorous installations or performances which unpick popular and celebrity culture. Voorsanger has exhibited extensively internationally, and is married to Patrick Brill (AKA the artist Bob+Roberta Smith).
Carol Jacobi is Curator of British Art 1850–1915 at Tate. Her research is centred on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British painting, sculpture and photography. She has backgrounds in science and literature, preferring an interdisciplinary approach, and has a long term commitment to challenging the canon and investigating the legacy of overlooked women artists. 
A Woman's Place is a contemporary arts, heritage and education project where female equality provides the contextual backbone. A two year programme rolls out across the South East in 2017. The project is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The National Trust and South East partners. Other events across SE venues can be found at here and significant new commissions at Knole House (National Trust), Sevenoaks, Kent in 2018. 

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 01424 728377 during gallery opening hours. Events may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached, in which case you will be notified in advance of the date.

Image: Claude Monet, from The Bald Series, 2013 by Jessica Voorsanger at Liberties exhibition 2016