International Women’s Day


Wednesday 8th March 2017 

#IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

We are holding multiple, intergenerational events at the gallery to celebrate International Women’s Day.

We will also be at Camden’s International Women’s Day in Arlington Conference Centre, promoting the female artists from our collection and other opportunities available at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum.

11am-12.30pm  Women‘s Words – A tea party with three women from the University of the Third Age.

The group will discuss how society has changed for women during their lifetime, addressing an audience of young people. All three women come from various places across Europe, and will share their stories of migration, and the impact this has had on who they are. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A during the session. 

1-4pm Women’s Workshop – A drawing workshop with Michele Franklin.

Michele’s work features in our collection. She will run a fun and informal drawing workshop for beginners. There will also be an opportunity to learn about her practise as an artist and explore some of her work.

We are inviting a range of different women’s groups from various cultural backgrounds to take part. 

6.30pm-8pm Women’s Work – A talk by two of Ben Uri’s curator’s Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall.

Rachel and Sarah will discuss work by the female artists in our collection, 27% of which are women a much higher proportion than the average of 3-5% that makes up major permanent collections in the USA and Europe. Whilst this is a statistic we are proud of, we recognise there is still far more to be done. Join us to discuss this issue further and celebrate the female artists in Ben Uri’s collection and their significance including works by Eva Frankfurther, Dörte Bürgner (Dodo) and Elizabeth Tomalin, who will all be displayed in our upcoming exhibition Refugees: The Lives of Others, opening 29th March. They will also discuss their own careers and how they became curators – a great opportunity to learn some tips if you are interested in pursuing a career in museums and galleries.

To book a place on the Women’s Work talk please go to our Eventbrite page. Please note there is a £5 charge to attend this talk.

If you are interested in attending any of the other events, please email or call on 020 7604 3991.








Emmanuel Levy – Jamaican Girl            Abel Pann – Portrait of a Kirghiz Girl