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Can we find common themes and concerns in the work of 20th century women artists?
How did the struggle to succeed in a male dominated field affect the lives and creative choices of these women, and why did some succeed where many failed?
Come along on Wednesday, August 15 to the Berwick Educational Association (BEA) lecture in which Professor Maria Chester celebrates the work of the women artists featured in the exhibition Spirited – Women Artists from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art.
This exhibition, which is hosted by Berwick Visual Arts, can be seen at the Granary Gallery, YHA Building, Dewars Lane in Berwick, until October 14. It runs Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm.
Prof Chester will examine the fascinating lives and times of artists and sculptors such as Laura Knight, Barbara Hepworth, Elisabeth Frink and Bridget Riley, who eventually became part of the British art establishment and found international fame and fortune.
The influential print maker Sybil Andrews is also discussed, and the work of Lucy Jones (born 1951) will bring us into the 21st century.
We will also be introduced to their methods and styles of working, and be able to look at some of the works on display in detail.
The lecture will take place at The Maltings, Berwick, from 10am to noon.
Tickets cost £6 and can be booked at The Maltings box office on 01289 330999.
All are welcome and no prior knowledge of the subject is assumed.
Prof Chester will also provide a tour of the exhibition, from 1pm to 2pm, at the Granary Gallery.
To ensure a place on the tour, at a cost of £3 per person, please book via The Maltings website at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk (booking fee applies), or turn up on the day (maximum 15 people).
For more details of the exhibition see berwickvisualarts.co.uk