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Insights: Beyond Gender

Joy Miessi, The women who built Waterloo Bridge at The Southbank Centre, as part of LDN WMN Photograph: Kevin Lake

Joy Miessi, The women who built Waterloo Bridge at The Southbank Centre, as part of LDN WMN

Photograph: Kevin Lake

​Join us for a conversation exploring gender and representation for artists today

Join LDN WMN artists Shadi Al-Atallah, Carleen De Sözer, Phoebe Collings-James, Jacob V Joyce, Stephanie K Kane and Joy Miessi in conversation with Jessie McLaughlin and Tate Collective Producers, exploring their experiences of gender identity, representation and uncovering forgotten stories from London’s history.

What does it mean to celebrate women’s history in the 21st century? What does gender mean today? Whose narratives are missing? And how do we capture these stories to pass on? Share in our conversation as we uncover the process of how artists connect with the past to inspire the future.


Carleen De Sözer

Carleen is a London street artist whose distinct style can be seen all across London. Her most notable street art pieces are her Golden Era wall Hip Hop Raised Me and the 2018 project Grime Lords.

Stephanie K Kane

Stephanie works in a range of mediums including oil, crayon and digital. Her work is autobiographical, created in response to funny things people have said or memorable sentences.

Phoebe Collings-James

Phoebe is an artist grown in London via Jamaica. She works across mediums including sculpture, video and music to explore the poetics and emotional detritus of violence, identity and desire.

Jacob V Joyce

Jacob’s work spans murals, comics, performance and collaborative workshops. Their work undoes the sense of otherness, alienness and incidental positionality that normative society often projects onto subjects it perceives as marginal.

Joy Miessi

Joy translates moments, conversations, feelings and intimate thoughts into mixed media works. Through abstract shapes, figures and words, Joy's pieces reference the duality of everyday life in the UK and their Congolese heritage.

Shadi Al-Atallah

Shadi is a multi-disciplinary artist studying painting at the RCA. Their life-sized distorted self-portraits explore mental health, queerness and racial identity, inspired by spiritual practices, family history and their childhood in Saudi Arabia.

Jessie McLaughlin

Jessie McLaughlin is an artist and amateur footballer. They work from a queer, brown perspective, foregrounding emotional experiences and proposing these as valid methods of research. Jessie is a current PhD student with Tate researching ways of queering and decolonising the art museum​.


LDN WMN is a public art series celebrating the centenary of the first women to secure the right to vote. Our Tate Collective Producers curated twenty women and non-binary artists to create large installations, paintings, and digital graphics, aiming to shed light on the hidden stories of London’s historical heroines. These women have all impacted social change across London over the past hundred years as pilots, poets, war heroes, suffragettes, architects, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, designers, activists and more.

Curated by Tate Collective in collaboration with Mayor of London, LDN WMN is part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign which marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the UK.

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Date & Time

12 November 2018 at 19.00–20.30