Crossing Centuries: Southwark Art Collection Works by Women Artists 1830 to 2000 chartingthe
Crossing Centuries, Works by Women Artists 1830 to 2000 from the Southwark Art Collection. Image rights: ASC Gallery/Southwark Art Collection.
Celebrating a century of Women’s International Day, this exhibition highlights historic, modern and contemporary work by women artists in the Southwark Art Collection. Through selected themes and genres, art by women working in the nineteenth century will be seen alongside works by some of today’s most well-known female artists. Crossing centuries: Works by women artists’ 1830 to 2000 highlights historic, modern and contemporary work by women in the Southwark Art Collection. Art by nineteenth century women is displayed alongside work by some of today’s most well-known artists, illustrating contemporary approaches to art historical themes and genres. Women are also represented in areas that have been a focus for collecting at different points in time. Works purchased since the 1920s as a way of recording the local area of Bankside are featured. Some of the most established women artists of the twentieth century are represented through the collection of prints acquired since the 1950s.