Image Credit: The Restless Image by Rose Finn-Kelcey, The Estate of Rose Finn-Kelcey. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery

The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL

01736 363715

Saturday 22 October 2016 – Saturday 07 January 2017
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm
Admission Fee: 2.20


Friday, 21st October 7-11pm
Free admission, all welcome


Artists' & Curators' Talk
Sat 22nd Oct, 11am
Free with admission

An exhibition of contemporary art by 24 female artists reflecting on the 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act.

Curated by Lucy Day and Eliza Gluckman it presents a snapshot of a woman’s place in British society. Body, femininity, sex, motherhood, economic and political status are explored through film, photography, sculpture, performance and painting. Works by more than 20 women artists reflect the changes in art practice, within the context of sexual and gender equality, since the introduction of the Act.

2015 marked 40 years since the introduction of the Sex Discrimination Act in the UK, a law that aimed to change the landscape of our society. Curators Day+Gluckman have been exploring these themes for their project A Woman’s Place which questions and addresses the contemporary position of women in our creative, historical and cultural landscape through contemporary art.

Guler Ates / Helen Barff / Sutapa Biswas / Sonia Boyce /Jemima Burrill / Helen Chadwick / Sarah Duffy / Rose English / Rose Finn-Kelcey / Alison Gill / Helena Goldwater / Joy Gregory / Margaret Harrison / Alexis Hunter / Frances Kearney / EJ Major / Eleanor Moreton / Hayley Newman / Freddie Robins / Monica Ross / Jo Spence / Jessica Voorsanger / Alice May Williams / Carey Young


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