Tate Liverpool Workshop

The Famous Women Project

Film still from Judy Chicago, The Women’s Art League, Carmen Hermo and others, "The Famous Women Dinner Service: In Conversation with Contemporary Art"

Film still from Judy Chicago, The Women’s Art League, Carmen Hermo and others, The Famous Women Dinner Service: In Conversation with Contemporary Art, British Art Studies, Issue 7, CC BY-NC International 4.0

 

The Famous Women project invites you to look back through history and choose your own hero or heroine

Get inspiration from a replica of The Famous Women Dinner Service 1932, a feminist ceramic artwork by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, which features portraits of famous women from history. This work will be shown alongside a contemporary version painted by University of Central Lancashire students, featuring heroes chosen by the Fawcett Society, Girl Guides, Walthamstow School Sixth Formers and participants at the Paul Mellon Centre’s ‘Famous Women’ dinner party.

Join in and create a paper plate for your own hero or heroine. You can take them home or hang them on our wall of inspiration.

Programme

Tuesday 9 April:

Afternoon activities with curatorial students from Liverpool John Moores University.

Wednesday 10 April:

Drop by for a chat about the project and meet some of the people involved.

Thursday 11 April:

Morning talks about the women featured in the Famous Women Dinner Service from Liverpool John Moores University Art History students.

And in the afternoon art-making activities with Liverpool John Moores University Fine Art Students.

Friday 12 April:

10.00 Join members of the Famous Women Project and Dame Louise Ellman MP on a tour of the space.

Famous Women: In Conversation with Contemporary Art

13.00-13.15 Curators Amy Binns and Hana Leaper introduce the Famous Women Tate Exchange

13.15-13.35 Dr Amy Binns (UCLAN) discusses Pageants of Noble Women

13.35-13.55 Dr Hana Leaper (LJMU) discusses the Famous Women Project

14.00-14.30 Film screening The Famous Women Dinner Service: In Conversation with Contemporary Art

14.30-14.40 Aisling Harrison (LJMU Exhibition Studies MA) on normalising women’s bodies in her prospective summer exhibition.

14.40-15.00 Discussion

Saturday 13 April:

10.30-11.30 and 12.00-13.00 Art making activities celebrating Bloomsbury inspired patterns. Explore this distinctive and decorative style and design your own patterns. With Shelley Jayne Illustration.

And a discussion and art activities with Liverpool School of Art and Design Saturday Club members and their families.

The Famous Women Project at Tate Exchange is run by Dr Amy Binns and Dr Hana Leaper, with support from University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Tate Liverpool.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Exchange Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Dates

9–13 April 2019