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.

Works Featured in this catalogue

The original cartoon for The Deluge, 1920

Knights, Winifred

Original Design for White, Red and Blue Circles in Square, c. 1939

Guthrie, Kathleen

The Road, 1925

Gibbs, Evelyn

Study for the Committee Room of the London Bankers Clearing House, 1958

Clark, Jean

Walled Garden Amongst Kentish Orchards, early 1950’s

Mahoney [nee Bishop], Dorothy

Study from the Queen Mary Psalter, late 1920’s

Mahoney [nee Bishop], Dorothy

From a painting by Cecil Stephenson 1938

Guthrie, Kathleen

Birch trees – Richmond Park, circa 1930

Pemberton, Muriel

Butties, early 1930’s

Pemberton, Muriel

Study for The Legend of Ceres, (Anticoli)

Newland, Anne

The Legend of Ceres, c. 1938-39

Newland, Anne

Milking Practice with Artificial Udders, 1940

Dunbar, Evelyn

Marconi Transmitting the First Radio Signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland, 1901

Jones, Barbara

Self Portrait, 1927

Gibbs, Evelyn

Apple Butter (BPL 523), Top Potential

Leighton, Clare

Mural design for the Royal Post Office, circa 1961

Jones, Barbara

Hog Killing, BPL 514 1942

Leighton, Clare

Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of Saint Martin of Tours

Knights, Winifred

Livestock Market, (recto) Picking Tealeaves (verso), circa 1930

Adshead, Mary

Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, circa 1919

Carline, Hilda

The Gong

Adshead, Mary

Colour Study for Foreground Figure of Woman Combing her Hair, Santissima Trinita, mid 1920’s

Knights, Winifred

Towers and Helmets, 1960’s

Reckitt, Rachel

Preparatory study for Reigate and its Environments, late 1930’s

Duncan, Margaret

Self portrait, c.1937

Ginger, Phyllis

The Event. (Tryptich), early 1960s

Dobree, Valentine

William Nicholson at Work, 1918

Nicholson, Nancy

A Glaring Demon, (blue and yellow) from Devils in Diverse Shapes, circa 1906

Wallace Dunlop, Marion

Study for The Twins, 1955

Adnams, Marion

Crucifixion, 1936

Giles, Catherine Dawson

Waterlilies, 1930

Hermes, Gertrude

A two part design for a Nautical Mural, 1930’s

Adnams, Marion

A Glaring Demon, (without colour) from Devils in Diverse Shapes, circa 1906

Wallace Dunlop, Marion

Siamese Cat in a Tree, 1937

Hynes, Gladys

Small Grey Abstract, c. 1934

Granger-Taylor, Edith

Self portrait, c.1920

Naviasky, Philip

Hieratic Floral Figure, 1974

Richards, Frances

The Museum I, 1953

Rimmington, Edith

The Museum II, 1953

Rimmington, Edith

Paradise,1921

Knights, Winifred

Cubist Figure

Reckitt, Rachel

Design for a Wedgwood Plate, circa 1944

Ginger, Phyllis

The Railway Carriage

Hynes, Gladys

Portrait of a Girl in Profile, with a Decorated Background

Bell, Vanessa

Hyacinth and Cyclamen

Colquhoun, Ithell

Three Forms on Grey

Vezelay, Paule

A Moving Form and a Yellow Circle

Vezelay, Paule

Jean Von-Bloch, late 1920’s

Duncan, Margaret

Whoop for the Runaway

Raverat, Gwendolen Mary

The Crocodile

Garwood-Ravilious, Tirzah

The original designs for Southern Harvest, circa 1941

Leighton, Clare

Mother and Child

Morgan, William E C

Virgil – The Road to Town

Richards, Frances