Self Portrait in Gallery, 1986 © Maggi Hambling
Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Visible Women at Norwich Castle
June 29, 2018
Work by ACS members Maggi Hambling, Barbara Hepworth and Mary Newcomb is currently on show at Norwich Castle’s Visible Women exhibition.


After taking into consideration that out of the 3440 artists represented in Norwich Castle’s art collection, only 262 are women –  just under 8% – curators were compelled to render visible works by modern and contemporary female artists in the collection.


The exhibition takes its name from 50% Visible Women, the 1969 book by radical feminist artist Penny Slinger,  which discusses how a woman is seen and how she sees herself. Slinger explored how women take on multiple identities: mother, goddess, object of desire, and many works in the exhibition explore this multiplicity of female identity, while others delve into more abstract ideas. All, however, are united by their exploration of the human experience.



Until 24 November
Norwich Castle, 24 Castle Meadow, Norwich NR1 3JU