Project Description

'Bite The Hand That

‘Bite The Hand That “Feeds” You”. See Red Women’s Workshop.

See Red Women’s Workshop was a feminist print collective based at Illife Yard, Walworth, from 1974 to 1990. The group assembled in protest against the dominant visual imagery of women as portrayed in the media and advertising. See Red produced predominantly silk-screened posters and focused on the depiction of all aspects of women’s lives and struggles. They produced work for the Women’s Liberation Movement, as well as for community and other activist groups. The collective’s studio at Illife Yard was a base for meeting, discussion, as well as the place of production of the posters and ephemera they are known for.

Recently their work has gained increased exposure. In 2015 with an exhibition ‘ICA’s Feminist Pioneers: The Posters of See Red Women’s Workshop’ dedicated to the collective in the Fox’s Reading Room at the ICA, and the publication of ‘See Red Women’s Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974-1990,’ by Four Corners Books, London, 2016. See Red posters are included in the 2016 – 2017 V&A touring exhibition ‘A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution’.