Friday Night Mixer – Where are the women?

Join us for an informal lecture on the subject of ‘Where are the Women?’ at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh on the 8th November 2019, doors 6pm.


Rachael and myself will be discussing some of the works held at the National Portrait Gallery including works relating to  Jessie M King, Cecile Walton, Lena Alexander and Helen Paxton Brown. We only have 15 minute slot but Rachael will be providing a brief history of women and portraiture before I discuss our friendship and how such relationships can be captured through art. I mean, what’s not to love?


The Scottish National Galleries have pulled together a fantastic line up of speakers including Heroica Theatre Company, Claire Douglas and the author Sara Sheridan. The Heroica Theatre Company will share a special preview reading by Anna Carlisle (writer) and Alexandra Mathie (actor) of excerpts from their new forthcoming play on the life of movement expert and artist Margaret Morris; dance artist and Margaret Morris Movement (MMM) expert Sara Lockwood will present a selection of dance MMM movements; and artist Caroline Douglas will be speaking about the role of pioneering Scottish women in the development of early photography.

Doors open 6pm; event starts at 6.30pm. A pay-bar will be serving drinks and snacks. Tickets £6 via National Galleries Scotland.


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