Tate Britain Tour

Juliet Jacques: Re-Picturing Femininity

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt, ‘The Golden Stairs’ 1880
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt, The Golden Stairs 1880. Tate

Trace depictions of femininity through time with writer Juliet Jacques

In this tour of works from the Tate Collection, writer Juliet Jacques looks at depictions of femininity in the paintings of Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, and asks how they fit into late Victorian discourses about gender and sexuality. She will then look at how those discourses have evolved and changed, through a study of several works by 20th century artists.


Juliet Jacques

Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer and filmmaker based in London. Her most recent book is Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015); her short fiction, essays and journalism have appeared in a variety of anthologies, publications and websites. Her short films have screened in galleries and festivals worldwide.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

15 February 2019 at 18.30–20.30

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