Art History in the Pub Bristol

November 26, 2018

Venue: The White Bear, 113 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS

Date and time: Monday 25 February, 7 – 8.30pm

Talk: ‘The Glorious Return of the Woman Pop Artist’

Speaker: Sue Tate

This month’s Art History in the Pub speaker is Sue Tate, a Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, freelance art historian and Trustee of the Feminist Archive South. Her research interests have always been in understanding the workings of the art world, the place of women artists within it and how, once included, they change the story of art.

For decades the history of Pop Art, has been male dominated. However, at the time, women artists were actively engaged with Pop and they brought an important and distinct perspective. Yet they were written out of the story. At last they are returning to visibility and this talk will explore the vivid and various contributions to Pop made by women like Pauline Boty, Marisol, Evelyn Axell, Nikki de Saint Phalle and others. The work challenges and enriches the narrative of Pop and has real resonance for a current generation of women negotiating an ever more media saturated environment.

Art History in the Pub is a series of informal talks that take place around the UK. They reflect our shared commitment to bringing interesting (and often local) art history and visual culture to a wider public community. Talks last for about 30 minutes, with a break for getting extra drinks, followed by general discussion.

Image: Pauline Boty, ‘With Love to Jean Paul Belmondo’, © Boty family estate