Women Only - Works on Paper

Over the past years, I and my colleagues in the art team have made a conscious attempt to address the omissions and erasures that are inherent in public art collections like that of the Laing Art Gallery and indeed within the canon of British art itself. With a particular focus on gender, this has manifested itself in a series of exhibitions, redisplays of the permanent collection and a refocusing of our acquisitions policy. It is therefore opportune that we are able to work in partnership with Liss Llewellyn on WOW: Women Only Works on Paper. Liss Llewellyn have long made it their mission to encourage the reappraisal of some of the less well-known figures of 20th-century art ñ who more often than not are women. In particular, their impressive publications and exhibitions have brought many women artists more mainstream attention.
Liss Llewellyn have drawn together over fifty works on paper from private collections. The selection includes a wide variety of works in a range of styles and of out- standing quality. The artists Vanessa Bell, Hilda Carline, Ithell Colquhoun, Winifred Knights and Paule VÈzelay are all represented, as well as other accomplished but less well-known artists. WOW will be shown concurrently with Challenging Convention which focuses on the work of Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell and Dod Procter.

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Works Featured in this catalogue

Marion Wallace Dunlop (1864 - 1942)
A Glaring Demon, (without colour) from Devils in Diverse Shapes, circa 1906
Marion Adnams (1898 - 1995)
A two part design for a Nautical Mural, 1930’s
Marion Wallace Dunlop (1864 - 1942)
A Glaring Demon, (blue and yellow) from Devils in Diverse Shapes, circa 1906
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Colour Study for Foreground Figure of Woman Combing her Hair, Santissima Trinita, mid 1920’s
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
The Gong
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self Portrait, 1927


Anne Newland (1913 - 1997)
Study for The Legend of Ceres, (Anticoli)
Philip Naviasky (1894 - 1936)
Self portrait, c.1920


Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)
Walled Garden Amongst Kentish Orchards, early 1950’s


Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)
Study from the Queen Mary Psalter, late 1920’s


Muriel Minter (1897 - 1983)
William E C Morgan (1903 - 1979)
Mother and Child
On Loan
Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981)
Original Design for White, Red and Blue Circles in Square, c. 1939