12-13 December 2019

The ‘Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Making Art’ Conference will be held in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, 17 October 2019 to 26 January 2020.

Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, The University of York, Harewood Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD.

12 – 13 December 2019

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jan Marsh, Art Historian and Curator, National Portrait Gallery, London

Kirsty Stonell Walker, Author, Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang

At the turn of the twenty-first century, Elizabeth Prettejohn wrote:

‘it is not sufficient merely to add some women to the Pre-Raphaelite canon. Instead it is a matter of writing a wholly new, and different, story about Pre-Raphaelitism – a story in which the activities of women are no longer incidental, but necessary to the plot’.

(Elizabeth Prettejohn, The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites – London: Tate Publishing, 2000)

This this two-day conference will take up Prettejohn’s challenge and explore the roles played and diverse contributions made by women to the creation of Pre-Raphaelite art.

The conference programme is now available on the conference website

Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite