In collaboration with Gabriel Fine Art & Southbank Mosaics


The Crypt, St John's Church, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY

Saturday 25 April 2015 2-6pm


DATPoets  DATSarahLloyd  DATBeata  cake


2.00pm Folk duo Sarah Lloyd & Ian Kennedy sing songs about death

2.15pm The Rye Poets read from their Death Collection

2.45pm Beata Kozlowska live performative drawing

3.15pm Sarah Lloyd & Ian Kennedy

3.30pm Death Cafe led by Compassionate Funerals

5.00pm Southbank Mosaics live art auction


Creating a dramatic, uplifting, poetical event from the theme of death; you will also find laughter and reflection, insight and provocation. Southbank Mosaics are the host, in collaboration with Gabriel Fine Art. Welcome to William Blake’s Lambeth ... and death is our theme. An afternoon of song with the folk duo Sarah Lloyd and Ian Kennedy, The Rye Poets will be reading from their Death Collection, SLWA artist Beata Kozlowska will be creating a performative drawing and tea and cake will follow with a special Death Cafe led by Compassionate Funerals. To end the daySouthbank Mosaics will be holding a live art auction.


This special event coincides with South London Women Artists Death and Transition exhibition at Gabriel Fine Art 17 April to 1 May 2015 Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm.

from left to right: Liz Charsley-Jory, Lucy Soni, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Pia Randall-Goddard

Curators of 'The Dinner Party' : Julie Bennett, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Leonie Cronin, Lucy Soni


Congratulations to the SAFTAs 2013 winners! South London Women Artists (SLWA) 'The Dinner Party' for Visual ArtsThe Leathermarket Community Project for Best Community Arts Project; CoolTan Arts for Celebrating Diversity; Winsome Duncan for Emerging Talent; Blue Elephant Theatre for Performing Arts;  Roger Williams for Literature; Corsica Studios for Music and Teresa Early for Arts Champion.

After an exciting Awards Ceremony, our guests enjoyed a beautiful performance by Zoe Devlin, Ronny Scotts headliner and recent XFactor contestant and relished the delicious Malasyan food provided by Nolias11.


Tuesday 29th October, 6.30pm – 9.30pm


56 Stamford Street London, SE1 9LX



The SAFTA Award



The Dinner Party, Tanner Street SE1 - Installation Shot




March is International Women’s Month and South London Women Artists is pleased to announce three special exhibitions in and around South London to celebrate.




South London Women Artists group show at the Stephen Lawrence Centre

39 Brookmill Road, London SE8 4HU

04-28 March 2013


Image © Catherine Hollens


SLWA is proud to exhibit at the award-winning centre during the Stephen Lawrence Centre Women’s Week. Specially commissioned works on paper will be on show and all available to buy, with 50% of the sales revenue to be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. The exhibition is in the drop-in gallery located in the foyer, during the centre’s regular opening hours.

An entire week’s activities are programmed to take place 4 – 8 March. Doreen Lawrence has extended a personal invitation to everyone to attend the free events, including workshops, pampering sessions, lectures, advice sessions and the Women’s Awards 2013.

Tender: ‘A vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like.’

Private view: Tuesday 05 March 2013. 6 - 8 pm

The Tender exhibition continues until 28 March.


To donate to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust text the word ‘SLCT20’ followed by the amount E.g. ‘SLCT20 £10’ to 70070

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 SLWA WoW Postcard Exhibition

South London Women Artists group show at the Women of the World Festival

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank SE1

08-10 March 2013


SLWA celebrates International Women's Day promoting the creativity of its members and the power and intelligence of women. In art history women artists are little known and underrepresented. Throughout the WoW weekend, SLWA artists are available to talk about the work SLWA does to create opportunity for its artists to critically engage with their work and bring their work to new, and wider audiences, raising its artists’ individual profiles and public knowledge of the role of women artists in society. 


WOW includes a diverse programme of keynote speakers, performances, concerts, talks, gigs, debates, free music, a marketplace, exhibitions, workshops, speed-mentoring, networking opportunities and more. Friday is a day focussed on business and policy making, and Saturday and Sunday cover all sorts of subjects from hair and beauty, politics, men and feminism, sport and sex. 

Find the SLWA Postcard Exhibition next to the Clore Ballroom in The WOW Market Place, alongside other invited stalls: providing information, raising awareness, showcasing work and selling beautiful handmade objects and goods. 

Admission to the market is free and many of the events in the foyer are also free.

Friday 08, Saturday 09 and Sunday 10 March 2013. 10am to 6pm


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47/49 Tanner Street, SE1

15-17 March 2013


Curated by Julie Bennett, Leonie Cronin, Laura Moreton-Griffiths and Lucy Soni


Continuing the International Women’s Month celebrations, SLWA is working with 4749 Tanner Street to exhibit a major new collaborative work about women of importance - a contemporized interpretation of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party.


‘how many women had struggled into prominence or been able to make their ideas known - sometimes in the face of overwhelming obstacles - only (like the women on the table) to have their hard earned achievements marginalized or erased’.

Judy Chicago


The exhibition is part of the weekend festival at 4749 Tanner Street. Expect live music, a performance by The Purple Ladies, a radical all women cabaret group and an evening of standup with 5 comics: 4 women and a token male.


Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2013. 11 – 6pm


Admission to I’m Inside, Ring The Bell! is free. Tanner Street performances are ticketed events.


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130 artworks have been hung alongside sculptures and 3-D work in the group SLWA exhibition snap! 


We are launching a new academic diary showcasing women artists, which will be for sale on the private view Wednesday 2nd May, 2012 - 6.30 to 9.00 pm at Bankside, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH.

We are listed in various publications - please click on the links below to read the full articles :




1 snap card game



In the run up to their exhibition snap! at Bankside Gallery, 2-7 May 2012, South London Women Artists have been delivering art workshops to school children in the Bankside area.   These workshops will encourage children to develop their own game of giant snap! to be played on Thursday 3 May at Bankside in the open air.

2 snap card game

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School have been busy sketching the place where they live and go to school, the vibrant area of Bankside. Artists from SLWA have been learning about the area from the children, looking closely at the wealth of inspiration on their doorstep, from a world famous market and amazing architecture to a river and a beach. The children are using these sketches to produce their own set of large snap! cards to play Bankside snap!.

Bankside snap! will be launched at the Bankside Gallery on Thursday 3 May between 1.45 pm and 3pm. The giant snap! cards will be A3 in size and the children will work co-operatively to develop their observational and motor skills.  They will also have time to play imaginatively outside and explore different ways of making card houses and shelters.

Snap! at Bankside Gallery is South London Women Artists second major exhibition of members work and will be staged around a display of archived Women Artists’ Diaries from the collection at Goldsmiths University of London. SLWA will be launching their own women artists’ diary at the private view on Wednesday 2 May from 6-9pm. There will also be a programme of talks and events during the exhibition.

For more information please contact:

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Listing information

Exhibition title: snap!

Venue: Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH

Dates: 2-7 May, 2012

Opening times: 10am-6pm, admission free

Private view: Wednesday 2 May, 6-9pm

Bankside SNAP: Thursday 3 May, 1.45-3pm

Gallery talk: Saturday 5 May, 3pm

Performative event: Sunday 6 May, 3pm

Editor Notes


South London Women Artists (SLWA) was launched by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery in June 2008 to provide support to the enterprise of women artists living or working in South London.  Since its launch the group has expanded its membership to 100 artists and has held a number of successful exhibitions. In addition to offering an online presence, SLWA supports its members through workshops, critiques and talks and provides a forum for discussion.  It is an inclusive community with a wide range of members from all backgrounds, which aims to help women artists to raise their profile and to develop their art and entrepreneurial skills. SLWA also offers an education programme to the community.



Althea Greenan

Althea Greenan is curator of The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University of London.

Althea has worked within The Women's Art Library since 1989, when it was primarily an artists' organization collecting and archiving its members' slides and publishing a magazine which appeared under the title 'Women's Art Magazine' and later 'Make, the magazine of women's art'. The Women's Art Library ceased operating as an arts organization in 2002, but the collection is now held at the Library at Goldsmiths University of London where it remains accessible to the public and continues to collect documentation on women artists. Althea's various roles within the Library included a decade of writing in the magazine and managing the research resource, which was gifted to Goldsmiths. She continues to work with the collection as part of the Library team, with a particular emphasis on developing The Women's Art Library collection. She facilitates a range of events and projects that center on the collection, including a writer's residency in 2007 and the forthcoming WAL/Feminist Review Research Bursary in spring 2009.

Dr Lara Perry

Dr Lara Perry is Principal Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Brighton.

One of her current projects is to explore the histories of feminism and art curating, and she is co-editor of a book on the subject (with Angela Dimitrakaki) titled Politics in a Glass Case, forthcoming from Liverpool University Press. Lara is also part of the Leverhulme funded International Research Network on Feminism and Curating, which is hosting a symposium on feminist and queer curating - Civil Partnerships? – at Tate Modern on 18/19 May 2012.

Sarah Sparkes

Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator.

Sarah is currently engaged in research centred on the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature. She is interested in magic in the domestic and everyday, both as supernatural force and as legerdemain. Her work explores the belief systems we adopt and the powers we invest in the material to protect ourselves from our deepest fears.

Sarah co-runs the arts and interdisciplinary project "GHost" and hosts an annual art and performance event "The Chutney Preserves" for Camberwell Arts Festival. Recent exhibitions include: "GHost" at the Folkestone Triennial, London Art Fair, "The Infinity Box" a site-specific work made for the Belfry of St John Bethnal Green, London, "Cult of the Harvester at Supermarket Stockholm”, "Fate and Freewill" at Riverside Contemporary Art Space, California, USA.