South London Women Artists (SLWArtists) is a critically acclaimed group of visual artists living and working in South London and exhibiting across the UK and internationally.
Launched by The Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery in response to their Insight Lecture Series on Women Artists (2008), South London Women Artists was initially a website created to showcase the work of women artists working or living in Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham – developed by Jenny Sweeney (chair of The Friends) and artist Léonie Cronin.
The enthusiasm for the website was so great that a strong community of artists soon developed into a women’s collective. It is now a not-for-profit unincorporated association; managed and run by its members, all of whom volunteer their time and expertise. It is self-financed and independent.
SLWA programmes exhibitions, events and professional development, sharing the expertise of members and also inviting women from a range of professions within the art world (artists, writers, lecturers, teachers, publishers, gallerists) to share their expertise.
Our Mission Statement
SLWArtists encourages creative community.
SLWArtists creates opportunity for its members.
SLWArtists promotes the professional development of its members through peer review, artist talks, studio visits, workshops and other activities.
SLWArtists showcases the work of its members through exhibitions and events, publications, the South London Women Artists website and social media.
SLWArtists brings the work of women artists to new audiences.