10 women artists who studied at The Slade between 1958-1962
Restaurant & Small & Large Gallery - 10 Artists
Private View: 4th October / 6pm - 8pm
Jane Curtis / Jessie Mahtani / Anthea Richards / Joanna Beecher / Helen Ganly
Clarissa Russell / Felicity Wilson / Juliet Wood / Lis Keddell / Bridget John
In 2010 a decision for each of us to write a brief memoir of our student days to contribute to the Slade School of Fine Art archives resulted in a group of us, who had been students there in 1960, meeting in London for the first time in many years.
We discovered that we were all still working; many were exhibiting, some had taught, and all had brought up families.
Curiosity led to plans for a group exhibition in Oxford (where three of us live) and all of us agreed to include among our personal selections a piece from the Slade or earlier. Many of us had not seen each other’s work over the last 50 years.
It will be interesting for us, and we hope for others, to try and see if being taught by such established artists as William Coldstream, Frank Auerbach and Patrick George influenced our work, or did we each pursue our own pathways?