Here is what curators Ruth Sykes and Rebecca Wright write: This exhibition showcases graphic communication by Central Saint Martins’ female students and staff over the past century. Work by established practitioners such as Morag Myerscough, Astrid Stavro, Lucienne Roberts and Sara De Bondt is shown together with earlier 20th century pieces by designers like Heather ‘Herry’ Perry, Dora Batty and Kathleen Hale. The exhibition also features work from many emerging designers, and over 50 practitioners are included.
Why women? Gender representation in the historical and contemporary graphic arena does not reflect the large numbers of women studying the subject and working in the profession, or the contribution women have made to the discipline’s history. The exhibition aims to be part of the growing movement to redress this.
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Image: Sroop Sunar, ‘The Golden Glassy’ (Detail), 2011, Screenprint.