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We have exciting news to share with you:  Pillow Talk is part of the Uniqlo Tate Lates February programme. Please come and support us in the VOTE100 celebrations on Level 2, in the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside on Friday 23 February 6-10pm.

Tate Modern is at the heart of a cross-site national celebration to mark the centenary of the vote and they have a wide ranging programme planned leading up to International Women's Day on 8 March.


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conversations with women


collaboration with the WOMEN’S ART LIBRARY


Conceived by Melissa Budasz

Curated by Melissa Budasz, Moira Jarvis, Jasmine Pradissitto, Kim Thornton

Pillow Talk is a collection of art pillows that captures stories giving a visual dialogue on women’s histories, experiences and psyches. Sixty hand painted, printed, appliqued and sewn pillows explore diverse themes ranging from love, memory and loss, to science and the environment, to politics and war.

The pillows are laid out on the floor in the shape of the female symbol and visitors are offered a place to sit, read and have conversations. At its heart, sits a mobile library full of publications, catalogues, magazines and ephemera about women artists, echoing the themes of the pillows and selected from the Women’s Art Library - women being inspired by women.

Paying homage to the centenary of women getting the vote in February 1918, Pillow Talk contributes to a collective multi-layered memory of women’s art history and the achievements of contemporary women artists.

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 :