Girlhood & Art

Learn about the representations of girlhood through art

A bit of background

This film explores the experiences and representation of girlhood as shaped by art and visual culture. Claire Marie Healy explores this relationship by guiding us through the making and meaning of girlhood in Britain's national collection of art.

Hanging on the walls of our galleries are hundreds of works titled Portrait of A Girl. But what is the purpose of a Portrait of A Girl? Who is she for and how do these images circulate?

Claire Marie Healy is a writer and editor who explores the experiences of young women in her ongoing multi-media project, Girlhood Studies. Her book, Look Again: Girlhood is is available now through the Tate shop.

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